Thursday, June 04, 2009

'Queen of Blues' Koko Taylor dies

'Queen of Blues' Koko Taylor diesAward-winning singer Koko Taylor, known in the music world as the "Queen of the Blues", has died in hospital at the age of 80, her record label has announced. Taylor was one of the few women to find long-term success in the traditionally male dominated blues scene. She recorded nine albums, won a Grammy, 29 Blues Music Awards and was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts medal for her contribution to American music. She died in hospital in Chicago from complications following recent surgery. - BBC
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