The blues singer Koko Taylor died at the age of 80. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Grammy and Blues Music Award-winning singer who is known as the Queen of the Blues and who recorded “Wang Dang Doodle.”
She married Robert Pops Taylor in 1953 and remarried Hay Harris in 1996.
I used to listen to the radio, and when I was about 18 years old, B.B. King was a disc jockey and he had a radio program, 15 minutes a day, over in West Memphis, Arkansas, and he would play the blues.
Blues is my life. It’s a true feeling that comes from the heart, not something that just comes out of my mouth. Blues is what I love, and blues is what I always do.
Something magic happens when I get to a club or get on stage.
I was so glad to get out of the cotton patch and stop pickin’ cotton, I wouldn’t of cared who come by and said, ‘I’ll take you to Chicago.’
Up on that stage, my personality changes. I put everything behind me when I perform. My problems don’t belong to my fans. I don’t put a burden on my audience. I give them 100 percent of my energy.