Edgar Holland Winter (born December 28, 1946) is an American musician. He is famous for being a multi-instrumentalist. He is a highly skilled keyboardist, saxophonist and percussionist. He often plays an instrument while singing. He was most successful in the 1970s with his band, The Edgar Winter Group, notably with their popular songs "Frankenstein" and "Free Ride". He has albinism.
Winter was born to John Winter II and Edith Winter on December 28, 1946, in Beaumont, Texas. Both he and his brother Johnny have albinism, and both were required to take special education classes in high school. Winter states, "In school I had a lot of friends. I wore a lot of white shirts to, like, blend in I guess. No one really gave me a hard time about being albino or taking special education classes. Then again, I wasn't really popular."
By the time Edgar Winter left his hometown of Beaumont, Texas in the 1960s, he was already a proficient musician. A child prodigy who achieved international success as a youth, Winter has found an audience in a number of major commercial entertainment media, including music, film and television.
Lyrics not available. Just joking...
Traveling music. The last leg after crossing the country. Driving over the Oakland Bay Bridge at dusk heading to San Francisco. Probably to upper Grant Avenue in North Beach to listen to some live music. Have some Chinese food or pizza. A few well earned ice cold brews. Guinness kept me going. It was my food. Otherwise Anchor Steam or even the much dreaded Rainer Ale aka The Green Death. In the old days I'd be smoking Camels or Pall Malls. And once high with inhibitions shed I'd greet every good-looking woman who walked into Spec's--across Columbus Ave. from City Lights--with a hoot & a holler. Or else strange women would come up to me & start making out.
Milk & honey days & nights. Pre-HIV/AIDS. A lot more "honoring of the Goddess" (also known as balling...) going on. The Sexual Revolution's votaries planted their flags & plowed the deltas of Venus every chance there was. The more you got the more you wanted. And the more you indeed did have. You sought out others who were like yourself. It was glorious promiscuity. Not for everybody.