Mayfield, Thomas Edd

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Name
Mayfield, Thomas Edd Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 21°42' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 19°23 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 03°36'



Biography

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.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield from BC in hand.

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (guitarist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.