Eddie Cleanhead Vinson

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Birthday
18, 1917
Birthplace
Houston, TX
Death Date
Jul 2, 1988 (70)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
18, 1917
Birthplace
Houston, TX
Death Date
Jul 2, 1988 (70)

About

Otherwise known as Cleanhead, Vinson was an influential bandleader, jazz saxophone player, and blues shouter.

Before Fame

He was mentored by Big Bill Broonzy while on tour.

Trivia

He lost the ability to grow hair after an incident where his hair straightener had lye in it.

Family Life

Born to parents "Piano" Sam Vinson and Arnella Session, who were both pianists, and had a grandfather who was a violinist.

Associated With

Throughout the 1970s he worked high-profile blues and jazz sessions for Count Basie.