Ed Townsend

Real Name:
Edward Benjamin Townsend
Profile:
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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Albums

Ed Townsend - Glad To Be Here album art Ed Townsend Glad To Be Here (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend - New In Town album art Ed Townsend New In Town (Album) Capitol Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend - Now album art Ed Townsend Now (Album) Curtom US 1975 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Ed Townsend - When I Grow Too Old To Dream album art Ed Townsend When I Grow Too Old To Dream (Single) Capitol Records UK 1958 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend - What Shall I Do?  album art Ed Townsend What Shall I Do? (Single) Capitol Records US 1958 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend - For Your Love / Over And Over Again album art 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 album art Ed Townsend Getting By Without You / Richer Than I (Single) Capitol Records US 1958 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend - Be My Love / With No One To Love album art Ed Townsend Be My Love / With No One To Love Capitol Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend - Lover Come Back To Me / Don't Ever Leave Me album art Ed Townsend Lover Come Back To Me / Don't Ever Leave Me (Single) Capitol Records US 1959 Sell This Version
F 4240 Ed Townsend Hold On / This Little Love Of Mine(7") Capitol Records F 4240 US 1959 Sell This Version
45 QCL 114 Ed Townsend - In The Still Of The Night / Mam'selle album art Ed Townsend In The Still Of The Night / Mam'selle(7") Capitol Records 45 QCL 114 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
T-1140 Ed Townsend - New In Town / Lover, Come Back To Me / I Am / Mam'selle album art 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 QCL 113 Ed Townsend - I Am / Symphony album art Ed Townsend I Am / Symphony(7") Capitol Records 45 QCL 113 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend - Stay With Me (A Little While Longer) / I Love Everything About You album art Ed Townsend With The Townsmen Ed Townsend With The Townsmen - Stay With Me (A Little While Longer) / I Love Everything About You (Single) Warner Bros. Records UK 1960 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend - Dream World / Cherrigale album art Ed Townsend Dream World / Cherrigale (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1961 Sell This Version
9118 Ed Townsend - Ed Townsend's Boogie Woogie (Part I) / Ed Townsend's Boogie Woogie (Part II) album art 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 album art Ed Townsend And Then Came Love / Little Bitty Dave(7", Single) Challenge 9129 US 1961 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend - Tell Her / Down Home album art Ed Townsend Tell Her / Down Home (Single) Liberty US 1962 Sell This Version
9144 Ed Townsend - You Walked In /  I Love To Hear That Beat  album art Ed Townsend You Walked In / I Love To Hear That Beat (7", Promo, Styrene) Challenge 9144 US 1962 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend - There's No End  album art Ed Townsend There's No End (Single) Liberty US 1963 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend - I Love You / I Might Like It album art Ed Townsend I Love You / I Might Like It (Single) Maxx Records US 1964 Sell This Version
502 Ed Townsend - Crying album art Ed Townsend Crying(7") KT Records, Inc. 502 US 1964 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend - I Want To Be With You / Don't Lead Me On album art 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 album art Ed Townsend Who Would Deny Me (Single) MGM Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Ed Townsend - Color Me Human / No album art Ed Townsend Color Me Human / No (Single) Polydor, Polydor US 1970 Sell This Version

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