Mayfield, Thomas Edd
|Birthname||Thomas Edward Mayfield|
|born on||12 April 1926 at 02:50 (= 02:50 AM )|
|Place||Dawn, Texas, 34n55, 102w12|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||21°42' 19°23 Asc. 03°36'|
American bluegrass singer and guitarist, mostly known for being a member of the Bill Monroe and Bluegrass Boys band during the 1950s. Edd Mayfield and two of his brothers, Smokey Mayfield (1924–2008) and Herbert E. Mayfield (1920–2008), were part of the Mayfield Brothers Country band in West Texas.
In the summer of 1951, Mayfield joined Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys. At the time, Mayfield was described as "a handsome, tough-as-barbed-wire cowpuncher, who literally grew up on a ranch, who could ride hard, lasso accurately, and literally toss and tie up a bull. . . and had the wiry strength of a gymnast.” On 28 October 1951, Mayfield made the first of his nineteen recordings with Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys.
In 1958, Mayfield contracted leukemia, became ill while on the road with the band, and, within three days of being stricken, died on 7 July at a hospital in Bluefield, West Virginia. He was thirty two and married with two sons.
Sy Scholfield from BC in hand.
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (guitarist)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.