Bill Taylor (5)

Real Name:
William Eugene Taylor
American rock n' roll, western swing and country songwriter, vocalist and trumpeter. A

Born Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1932. Left high school 1949 and traveled to Memphis to work in music. He was influenced by Bunny Berigan, Bobby Hackett and Dizzy Gillespie and by the country music that surrounded him.

Joined Clyde Leoppard in 1950 and had one recording released on Flip in 1955. Taylor decided to leave Memphis in 55 to go and play with Bob Wills. In the late 1950's Taylor also made some rock n roll recordings under the name William "Tell" Taylor for Flame Records.

Taylor returned to Memphis 1961 and joined Jerry Lee Lewis as musical arranger and trumpeter. He also became a songwriter for Lewis and others.

As well as William Tell Taylor, Taylor also recorded as "Wild" Bill Taylor for the legendary Texas label, D Records.

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