In Chicago died `Queen of the Blues` Koko Taylor

In Chicago died `Queen of the Blues` Koko TaylorDied world-famous American singer Koko Taylor. Black "Queen of the Blues" died Wednesday at the age of 80 in a hospital in Chicago from complications after surgery.About it reports Associated Press. Koko Taylor was one of the few women who have long and successfully performed on the scene of Blues, traditional male-dominated. Her career lasted more than five decades. During this time, the singer was honored with a Grammy and 29 awards Blues Music Awards, was awarded the medal of the National endowment for the arts for his contribution to American music.Koko Taylor was born Cora Walton was born to a farmer's family in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1928, and was orphaned at the age of 11. The Taylor surname she received from her husband, and the nickname "Coco" was taken from for the love of chocolate. Since 1952, Taylor settled in Chicago, where I worked during the day as a cleaner and in the evenings in clubs.Most famous for her song was the song Wang Dang Doodle - after this hit Taylor was considered to be a Blues singer number one in Chicago. Throughout his career, Taylor was active (giving a year about 100 concerts and toured. She appeared on stage during the inauguration of presidents George Bush and bill Clinton. The last time Taylor sang in front of an audience on may 7.The singer left a daughter, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Source: Chicago died "Queen of the Blues" Koko Taylor.



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