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Edgar Winter

On 28/12/1946: Edgar Winter was born in Beaumont, Texas. Both Edgar and his brother Johnny were born with albinism. This required them to take special education classes in high school. Edgar and Johnny began performing together as teens. They played local watering holes like Tom's Fish Camp before they were old enough to drink. Edgar and Johnny would join local R&B and Blues groups such as Johnny and the Jammers, the Crystaliers and the Black Plague. By the time Edgar left Beaumont in the 1960s, he was already a proficient musician.
In 1969, Edgar performed on his brother's second album "Second Winter". This led to him being signed to Epic Records the next year.
In 1970, Winter released his debut album "Entrance" with Epic. The cover of "Tobacco Road" on the album, brought him national success.
In 1971, Winter released the follow-up album "Edgar Winter's White Trash" which featured his new group White Trash made of musicians from Texas and Louisiana.
In 1972, Winter and White Trash released the album "Roadwork". Later in 1972, Winter formed The Edgar Winter Group with Dan Hartman, Ronnie Montrose and Chuck Ruff. Still, in 1972, they released the album "They Only Come Out at Night". It peaked at number 3 on the Billboard chart. They would have great success with the songs "Frankenstein" and "Free Ride" on the album.
In 1974, Winter released the album "Shock Treatment", which featured guitarist Rick Derringer in the place of Ronnie Montrose.
Later albums included Jasmine Nightdreams, The Edgar Winter Group with Rick Derringer, Together Live with Johnny Winter, Recycled, Standing on Rock, Mission Earth, Live in Japan, Not a Kid Anymore, The Real Deal, and Winter Blues.
In 1989, Winter moved from New York to Beverly Hills so that he could pursue movie score work.
In 1992, Winter appeared in the film "Netherworld".
In 2006, Winter joined Ringo Starr in his ninth All-Starr Band. He would also join him again in 2008 and 2010.

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