Johnnie Taylor Net Worth
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The main source of income: Actors
Total Net Worth at the moment 2019 year – is about $9,3 Million.
Johnnie Taylor information Birth date: 1934-05-05 Death date: 2000-05-31 Profession:Actor
:How tall is Johnnie Taylor – 1,88m.
How much weight is Johnnie Taylor – 52kg
Johnnie Harrison Taylor (May 5, 1934 – May 31, 2000) was an American vocalist in a wide variety of genres, from blues, rhythm and blues, soul, and gospel to pop, doo-wop and disco.
Biography,Early yearsTaylor in 1967Johnnie Taylor was born in Crawfordsville, Arkansas. He grew up in West Memphis, Arkansas, performing in gospel groups as a youngster. As an adult, he had one release, Somewhere to Lay My Head, on Chicagos Chance Records label in the 1950s, as part of the gospel group Highway QCs, which had been founded by a young Sam Cooke. His singing then was strikingly close to that of Sam Cooke, and he was hired to take Cookes place in the latters gospel group, the Soul Stirrers, in 1957.A few years later, after Cooke had established his independent SAR Records, Taylor signed on as one of the labels first acts and recorded Rome Wasnt Built In A Day in 1962. However, SAR Records quickly became defunct after Cookes death in 1964.In 1966, Taylor moved to Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was dubbed The Philosopher of Soul. He recorded with the labels house band, which included Booker T. & the MGs. His hits included I Had a Dream, Ive Got to Love Somebodys Baby (both written by the team of Isaac Hayes and David Porter) and most notably Whos Making Love, which reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 1 on the R&B chart in 1968. Whos Making Love sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. In 1970, Taylor married Gerlean Rocket and they remained married until his death in 2000.During his tenure at Stax, he became an R&B star, with over a dozen chart successes, such as Jodys Got Your Girl and Gone, which reached No. 23 on the Hot 100 chart, Cheaper to Keep Her (Mack Rice) and record producer Don Daviss penned I Believe in You (You Believe in Me), which reached No. 11 on the Hot 100 chart. I Believe in You (You Believe in Me) also sold in excess of one million copies, and was awarded gold disc status by the R.I.A.A. in October 1973. Taylor, along with Isaac Hayes and The Staple Singers, was one of the labels flagship artists. He appeared in the documentary film, Wattstax, which was released in 1973.Columbia RecordsAfter Stax folded in 1975, Taylor switched to Columbia Records, where he recorded his biggest success with Don Davis still in charge of production, Disco Lady, in 1976. It spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and six weeks at the top of the R&B chart. It peaked at #25 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1976. Disco Lady was the first certified platinum single (two million copies sold) by the RIAA. Taylor recorded several more successful albums and R&B single hits with Davis on Columbia, before Brad Shapiro took over production duties, but sales generally fell away.Malaco RecordsAfter a short stay at a small independent label in Los Angeles, Beverly Glen Records, Taylor signed with Malaco Records after the companys founder Tommy Couch and producing partner Wolf Stephenson heard him sing at blues singer Z. Z. Hills funeral in spring 1984.Backed by members of The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, as well as in-house veterans such as former Stax keyboardist Carson Whitsett and guitarist/bandleader Bernard Jenkins, Malaco gave Taylor the type of recording freedom that Stax had given him in the late 1960s and early 1970s, enabling him to record ten albums for the label in his 16-year stint.In 1996, Taylors eighth album for Malaco, Good Love!, reached number one on the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart (#15 R&B), and was the biggest record in Malacos history. With this success, Malaco recorded a live video of Taylor at the Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas, Texas, in the summer of 1997. The club portion of the Good Love video was recorded at 1001 Nightclub in Jackson, Mississippi.Taylors final song was Soul Heaven, in which he dreamed of being at a concert featuring deceased African-American music icons from Louis Armstrong to Otis Redding to Z.Z. Hill to The Notorious B.I.G., among others.
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