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Encyclopedia > Edgar Winter
Edgar Winter
Edgar Winter album cover (1972)
Edgar Winter album cover (1972)
Origin Beaumont, Texas
Years active 1970 - present
Genres Hard Rock
Jazz Rock
Blues Rock
Labels Epic Records
Website(s) Official Website

Edgar Winter (born December 28, 1946 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American musician who had significant success in the 1970s and 1980s. He is a keyboard player, vocalist, saxophonist and percussionist, well-versed in jazz, blues and rock. He is the second son of John and Edwina Winter, who were very much responsible for Edgar and his older brother Johnny Winter's early musical awareness. Both Edgar and Johnny have albinism. Image File history File links Ewgroup. ... Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Jefferson County Government  - Mayor Guy Goodson Area  - City 222. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jazz fusion (sometimes referred to simply as fusion) is a musical genre that loosely encompasses the merging of jazz with other styles, particularly rock, funk, R&B, and world music. ... Blues-rock is a hybrid musical genre combining elements of the blues with rock and roll, with an emphasis on the electric guitar. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 3 days remaining. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Jefferson County Government  - Mayor Guy Goodson Area  - City 222. ... A saxophonist is a musician who plays the saxophone. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Johnny Winter (born John Dawson Winter III on 23 February 1944 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American blues guitarist, singer, and producer. ... Albinism (from Latin albus; extended etymology), more technically hypomelanism or hypomelanosis, is a form of hypopigmentary congenital disorder, characterized by a lack of melanin pigment in the eyes, skin and hair (or more rarely the eyes alone). ...

Contents

History

As teens Edgar and Johnny (who is three years older than Edgar) began performing together at local watering holes such as Tom's Fish Camp. The two played in R&B and blues groups; Johnny and the Jammers, The Crystaliers, and The Black Plague. By the time he was of college age Edgar had become competent on keyboards, bass, guitar and drums. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ...


After recording with his brother, Edgar was signed to his own Epic Records contract in 1970 and recorded two R&B flavored albums, Entrance and Edgar Winter's White Trash. In 1972 he formed The Edgar Winter Group which included Dan Hartman, Ronnie Montrose and Chuck Ruff. It was with this band that he had his biggest successes: first with the 1973 album They Only Come Out at Night which featured the #1 hit instrumental "Frankenstein" which reached number one in the U.S. in May 1973 and the top 15 single "Free Ride;" which reached number 14 that same year, then the album Shock Treatment which featured the song "Easy Street". Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Dan Hartman (December 8, 1950 - March 22, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Ronnie Montrose, (born November 29, 1947 in Denver, Colorado) is an American guitarist. ... Chuck Ruff is an American rock drummer most prominantly known for his drum solo with the Edgar Winter Group in the #1 hit instrumental Frankenstein. Chuck was born in Reno, Nevada and played in the rock group Sawback with Ronnie Montrose and Frank Church from 1968-1970. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... Frankenstein is the name of several rock and roll songs: The 1972 song by that name was a rock instrumental featuring an early popularization of the synthesizer by the Edgar Winter Group from their album They Only Come Out at Night. ...


The preponderance of vocals and songwriting by Hartman on Shock Treatment led to the release of Jasmine Nightdreams with all vocals by Winter. It was nominally a solo album, but it used the same personnel as the Edgar Winter Group. A full band album followed, the Edgar Winter Group with Rick Derringer, featuring songs and vocals by Derringer. Rick Derringer (born Richard Zehringer, 5 August 1947, (age 59) in Fort Recovery, Ohio) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and entertainer. ...


Success was waning, however, and Edgar teamed with brother Johnny for a live album of blues and early rock classics, including Harlem Shuffle (later a revival hit for the Rolling Stones). This album too performed below expectations, so the White Trash was reformed. They recorded Recycled, and toured as an opening act to support the album. The tour was cut short by a tragic plane crash, which killed some members of the tour's headliner, Lynyrd Skynyrd. This was followed by two solo albums, an attempt at literate disco on the Edgar Winter Album and a return to 1970s rock on Standing on Rock. Since then there have been more obscure solo albums and session work, namely with David Lee Roth on Crazy from the Heat in 1985, which included a cover version of the song Easy Street. “Rolling Stones” redirects here. ... Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced lĕh-nérd skin-nérd) (or IPA pronunciation: ) is a U.S. Southern rock band, described by All Music Guides Stephen Thomas Erlewine as the definitive Southern rock band, fusing the overdriven power of blues-rock with a rebellious, Southern image and a hard... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


With over 20 albums and many television and radio appearances both to promote his music—and to give his opinion on everything politically incorrect— Edgar Winter's music is solidly in the popular vein. Winter's 1970s albums are bluesier than his later albums, but there are blues tunes like "Big City Woman" on his 1990 album Not a Kid Anymore. In 2005, "Frankenstein" was featured in the PlayStation 2 music video game Guitar Hero. It has also been covered by Gary Hoey on the 2003 album "Wake Up Call". The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... Opensource music video game StepMania A music video game, also commonly known as a music game, rhythm action game, or rhythm game, is a type of video game where the gameplay is oriented almost entirely around the players ability to follow a musical beat and stay with the rhythm... Guitar Hero series in general, see Guitar Hero (series). ... ...


In 2006, Winter joined Hamish Stuart, Rod Argent, Richard Marx, Billy Squier, and Sheila E touring with Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band. Image:Rod Argent. ... Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Winnetka, Illinois) is an adult contemporary singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Billy Squier (born May 12, 1950, in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts) is a Rock musician. ... Sheila Escovedo (born December 12, 1957), better known as Sheila E., is the daughter of percussionist Pete Escovedo, with whom she frequently performs. ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning English musician, singer and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ...


Relationship with the Church of Scientology

Edgar is a Scientologist. He has appeared in at least seven issues of the Church of Scientology magazine Celebrity between 1995 and 2005, which list the Scientology courses that he has completed.[1] Scientology is a system of beliefs and practices created by American pulp fiction[1][2] and science fiction [3] author L. Ron Hubbard in 1952 as a self-help philosophy. ... Doctrine Practices Concepts People Public groups Organization Controversy Official Scientology Cross Symbol The Church of Scientology is the largest organization devoted to the practice and the promotion of the Scientology belief system. ... Celebrity is a magazine that has been published by the Church of Scientology and its Celebrity Centre organization since 1972. ...


Edgar also produced, arranged, and performed on the album Mission Earth (1986). This album's words and music were written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. L. Ron Hubbard supposedly left detailed instructions and audio tapes for the musicians and producers to follow when making the album.[2] Edgar described Mission Earth as "both a return to rock’s primal roots and yet highly experimental". Winter had glowing words for Hubbard when he wrote, "Ron's technical insight of the recording process was outstanding." Winter also described Hubbard's delineation of counter-rhythm in rock as something "which was nothing short of phenomenal, particularly inasmuch as it had then been entirely unexplored and only later heard in the African-based rhythms of Paul Simon's work, some five years after Ron’s analysis."[3] Mission Earth is an album with words and music written by Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ...


Discography

  • Entrance (1970)
  • Edgar Winter's White Trash (1971)
  • Roadwork (1972)
  • They Only Come Out at Night (1972)
  • Shock Treatment (1974)
  • Jasmine Nightdreams (1975)
  • The Edgar Winter Group With Rick Derringer (1975)
  • Together—Live (1976)
  • Recycled (1977)
  • Edgar Winter Album (1979)
  • Standing on Rock (1981)
  • Crazy from the Heat (1985) (David Lee Roth Session Work)
  • Mission Earth (1986)
  • Not a Kid Anymore (1994)
  • The Real Deal (1996)
  • Live in Japan (1998)
  • Winter Blues (1999)
  • Edgar Winter (2002)
  • Jazzin' the Blues (2004)
  • They Only Come Out at Night (2006) UDSACD 2011 Ultradisc UHR SACD from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

Roadwork is a live album by guitarist Edgar Winter. ... They Only Come Out at Night is the fourth studio album by American rock musician Edgar Winter which included his band The Edgar Winter Group. This album features one of the bands biggest hits Frankenstein. It eventually sold 2 million copies. ... Crazy from the Heat is the debut EP by David Lee Roth, released in 1985. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Mission Earth is an album with words and music written by Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. ... They Only Come Out at Night is the fourth studio album by American rock musician Edgar Winter which included his band The Edgar Winter Group. This album features one of the bands biggest hits Frankenstein. It eventually sold 2 million copies. ...

Soundtracks

Edgar Winter's songs were in the soundtracks of these films:

Invincible is a 2006 film directed by Ericson Core. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Knockaround Guys is a 2001 gangster movie starring Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, John Malkovich and Dennis Hopper The movie is about the son of a mob boss. ... Duets is a road-trip comedy film released in 2000, co-produced and directed by Bruce Paltrow. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Detroit Rock City is a 1999 film about 4 kids in a KISS cover band, trying to go see their idols, KISS in Detroit in 1978. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... My Girl 2 is a 1994 movie starring Anna Chlumsky, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Roland Thomson, and Austin OBrien. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Waynes World 2 is a 1993 comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a cable access television show from Aurora, Illinois. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Dazed and Confused is a 1993 American film written and directed by Richard Linklater. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... For the Moves song of the same name, see California Man (song). ... My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American movie, released on Friday, 13 March, starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei. ... Maniac Mansion is a graphical adventure game originally released in 1981 by Lucasfilm Games (now known as LucasArts). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) [1] is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ...

References

  1. ^ Celebrity Magazine -- issues number 286, 301, 349, 353, 357, 365, and 367
  2. ^ RonTheMusicMaker.org Mission Earth Lyrics and Music by L. Ron Hubbard (last accessed 15 Sept 2006)
  3. ^ RonTheMusicMaker.org Mission Earth - L. Ron Hubbard (last accessed by 15 Sept 2006)

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