Ed Townsend

Ed Townsend

Real Name:
Edward Benjamin Townsend
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Born: 16th April 1929, Fayetteville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Died: 13th August 2003, San Bernardino, California, U.S.A.
Graduated from Arkansas state college and taught briefly before joining the Marine Corps and serving two years in Korea. Toured the Far East with bandleader Horace Heidt and moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1950s.
Singer/songwriter renowned for his 1958 hit "For Your Love" and a string of hits which he also wrote. Also co-wrote and and co-produced the 1973 hit "Let's Get It On" (along with three other songs on Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On album). Worked with Gaye again on 1978's Here, My Dear.
Endured a life long battle with alcoholism and in 2001 he set up his own charity, EBT New Life Inc, and the associated 12 Step Records to assist others in recovery from addiction.
His son David Townsend (1955-2005) was a member of soul trio Surface.
Father of David Rogers (10), Mike Townsend, David Townsend.
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Ed Townsend Discography Tracks

Albums

Ed Townsend Glad To Be Here (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend New In Town (Album) Capitol Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend Now (Album) Curtom US 1975 Sell This Version
COL-CD-5509 Ed Townsend For Your Love - Golden Classics(CD) Collectables COL-CD-5509 US 1994 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Ed Townsend What Shall I Do? (Single) Capitol Records US 1958 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend For Your Love / Over And Over Again (Single) Capitol Records US 1958 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend Getting By Without You / Richer Than I (Single) Capitol Records US 1958 Sell This Version
F4048 Ed Townsend When I Grow Too Old To Dream(7", Single) Capitol Records F4048 US 1958 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend Be My Love / With No One To Love Capitol Records US 1959 Sell This Version
T-1140 Ed Townsend New In Town / Lover, Come Back To Me / I Am / Mam'selle(7", Single, Promo) Capitol Records T-1140 US 1959 Sell This Version
45-WB.21 With The Townsmen* Stay With Me (A Little While Longer)(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 45-WB.21 UK 1960 Sell This Version
5174 Ed Townsend With The Townsmen Ed Townsend With The Townsmen - Stay With Me (A Little While Longer) / I Love Everything About You(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 5174 US 1960 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend Dream World / Cherrigale (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1961 Sell This Version
9118 The Ed Townsend Orch.* Ed Townsend's Boogie Woogie (Part I) / Ed Townsend's Boogie Woogie (Part II)(7", Promo) Challenge 9118 US 1961 Sell This Version
9129 Ed Townsend And Then Came Love / Little Bitty Dave(7", Single) Challenge 9129 US 1961 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend Tell Her / Down Home (Single) Liberty US 1962 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend There's No End (Single) Liberty US 1963 Sell This Version
502 Ed Townsend Crying(7") KT Records, Inc. 502 US 1964 Sell This Version
325 Ed Townsend I Love You / I Might Like It(7", Single) Maxx Records 325 US 1964 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend I Want To Be With You / Don't Lead Me On (Single) Tru-Glo-Town US 1966 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend Who Would Deny Me (Single) MGM Records US 1967 Sell This Version
PD2-14021, 2066 011 Ed Townsend Color Me Human / No(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Polydor, Polydor PD2-14021, 2066 011 US 1970 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend If A Peanut Farmer Can Do It (So Can I) / Take A Vow For Peace (Single) E G A Records US 1977 Sell This Version
RSV-036 Billy Preston / Ed Townsend Billy Preston / Ed Townsend - Volcano / Cherrigale (7", Single) Outta Sight RSV-036 UK 2013 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend Lover Come Back To Me / Don't Ever Leave Me (Single) Capitol Records Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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