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Koko Taylor. Koko Taylor "Please retry". MP3 Music, January 1, "Please retry". Vinyl, October 17, "Please retry". She grabbed the opportunity, touring relentlessly and regularly releasing albums of new material on Alligator. From until she ran her own blues club but found that her name alone did not guarantee full houses. Touring earned her lucrative fees - she played at the Carnegie Hall and the Montreux jazz festival - but this led to her voice becoming ragged, and several indifferent albums.
Her husband, who had become her tour manager, was seriously injured in a car crash in and died the following year. In she married Hays Harris. Bad health forced Taylor to cut back on touring. She opened a blues club on Division Street in Chicago in , which relocated to Wabash Avenue, in Chicago's South Loop, in the club is now closed. In , she appeared as a guest with Taj Mahal in an episode of the television series Arthur.
In her later years, she performed over 70 concerts a year and resided just south of Chicago, in Country Club Hills, Illinois. Taylor's final performance was at the Blues Music Awards , on May 7, She suffered complications from surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding on May 19 and died on June 3. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American blues singer. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.
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