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Edgar Winter

"Edgar Winter" (born December 28, 1946 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American musician who had significant success in the 1970s and 1980s. He is a keyboard player, vocalist, saxophonist and percussionist, well-versed in jazz, blues and rock.

He is the second son of John and Edwina Winter, who were very much responsible for Edgar and his older brother Johnny Winter's early musical awareness.

As teens Edgar and Johnny (who is three years older than Edgar) began performing together at local watering holes such as Tom's Fish Camp. The two played in R&B and Blues groups which were Johnny and the Jammers The Crystaliers and The Black Plague. By the time he was of College age Edgar had become competent on Keyboards, bass, guitar and drums.

After recording with his brother, Edgar was signed to his own Epic Records contract in 1970 and recorded several albums, including ''Entrance'' and ''Edgar Winter's White Trash''. In 1972 he formed The Edgar Winter Group which included Dan Hartman, Ronnie Montrose and Chuck Ruff. It was with this band that he had his biggest successes: first with the 1973 album ''They Only Come Out at Night'' which featured the #1 hit instrumental "Frankenst...

years active 1970 - present
origin Beaumont, Texas
music genre Hard Rock
Jazz rock
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