Floyd Taylor, blues singer and son of Johnny Taylor, dies at 60

Floyd Taylor, the son of the legendary Johnny Taylor and a noted blues singer in his own right, has died of a heart attack at age 60.

Taylor, who was born in Chicago as Floyd Singletary, began singing in church as a toddler. When he reached is 20s, Floyd joined his famous father on stage regularly, serving as a background singer and sometimes as a duet partner. 

As he grew older, Floyd became a noted blues singer and signed with the Malaco label, where his father once recorded. He scored a hit with his debut album, Legacy and was voted the Entertainer of the Year in 1998 by the Chicago Blues Society. Floyd went on to chart again with 2005's No Doubt and 2007's You Still Got It, both of which hit the top 10 on the blues charts.

He was a talented vocalist who is gone too soon.




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