Taj Mahal

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Birthday
17, 1942
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1942 (age 76)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

Self-taught Grammy Award-winning blues musician and songwriter who mastered the guitar, banjo, piano, and harmonica, to name a few.

Before Fame

He began working on a Massachusetts dairy farm when he was 16.

Trivia

He was born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, but began using Taj Mahal in the late fifties/early sixties, after he had dreams about social tolerance, Gandhi, and India.

Family Life

He was born into a musical family where his father was a piano player and a West Indian jazz arranger and his mother sang in the local gospel choir.

Associated With

He worked with many prominent musicians, including recording with Eric Clapton and Etta James.