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us: Reid, Vernon

  • [Individual was a Grammy Award awardee.]
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    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Steppin Stones (Musical group)
        • Organization: (naf) Decoding Society (Musical group)
        • Organization: (naf) Living Colour (Musical group)
        • Organization: (naf) Black Rock Coalition
        • Organization: (naf) Epic Records
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Guitarists
          (lcsh) Composers
            (lcsh) Photographers
        • Sources

          • found: Frisell, B. Smash & scatteration [SR] p1986: label (Vernon Reid)
          • found: All music guide WWW site, Feb. 7, 2011 (Vernon Reid; b. Aug. 22, 1958, London, England; lead guitarist of Living Colour and a co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition)
          • found: Voices of Civil Rights Project collection, 2003-2006: signature, recorded interview and transcript, Archive of Folk Culture, Library of Congress (Vernon A. Reid)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 22, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Reid, Vernon; guitarist, songwriter, producer, photographer; born 22 August 1958 in London, England; moved to United States and graduated from Brooklyn High school (1975); joined Kashif's group Steppin Stones (1980); worked with Decoding Society; formed his own trio, Living Colour (1984-1995); cofounded the Black Rock Coalition; secured a record deal with Epic Records (1987); his group won a Grammy Award for their album, 1990's Time's Up; joined Living Colour for a reunion tour (2001), the group released Collideoscope (2002))
        • General Notes

          • [Individual was a Grammy Award awardee.]
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          • 1993-06-09: new
          • 2015-06-08: revised
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