b 1977 Hutchinson, MN
Hutchinson Water Carnival Queen
b January 20, 1937 St Louis, MO d March 7, 2004 St Louis, MO
East St Louis, IL
b 1921 Columbus, MS - d October 17, 2008 Fairview Heights, IL
1987 Grammy Song Award-If I Didn't Care (Decca 1939)
Played a Sunday night gig in St Louis, MO for the last ten years preceding his death. Earl moved to St Louis in 1945 after living in Chicago. He learned to play guitar by himself and won an amateur contest and was invited to play a St Louis club, which led to a lifelong career as a musician. An original member of the Ink Spots recruited Earl to tour with "The Sensational Ink Spots. Earl toured for many years and returned home to St Louis to retire. He played the St Louis joints in retirement to the delight of the everyone and became known for his take on "If I Didn't Care" an Ink Spots original song.