Monday, August 8, 2016

To Absent Friends - B.E. Taylor

B.E. Taylor

The Facebook news feed this afternoon is filled with the incredibly sad news of the death of local Pittsburgh area singer and musician B.E. Taylor.  He died yesterday at the age of 65.  Taylor was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in 2007, but he continued to perform right up to the end.

Taylor had a brief fling with national prominence in the 1980's, including a Billboard #1 song, "Vitamin L".  For the most part,, however, he confined himself to recording and performing in the greater Pittsburgh and tri-state area.  He was best known for his annual Christmas shows.  Marilyn and I had the good fortune to finally see one of these shows last December at Heinz Hall ( ), and it was wonderful experience.  

This is a guy who surely will be missed on the local music and entertainment scene.

RIP B.E. Taylor.

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