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I'll get around to it soon. Wendell's daughter Tonya Davis is a member of this network. She is trying to learn more about her father. Please add her as a friend.
I'm originally from east liberty and lived in phoenix az in 1968 to 70. I wandered into the apollo lounge in scottsdale where wendell bryd performed. I returned on many occasions } I never knew where he was from and i never forgot his name. Over the years I have googled him. I assumed a man with his talents would have made a name for himself nationally, but never found results til now. It blew my mind that he was prom pittsburgh. What a great showman.
I was surprised as well that no information was available via google.
I think it is important for Pittsburgh to provide a source where people get get information on their hometown legends. Wendell was special and should be recognized.
I finally upgraded my Wendell Byrd 45!
Please upload the flip side of that 45 of Wendell & Dave. I almost cried when I heard the A side.
Sorry I'm a few years late here, but here goes the B-side.
If anyone has photos or articles of the late Wendell Byrd the B3 Hammond organ player from Pittsburgh, Pa., please send me a copy via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wendell Byrd that I am speaking of played the organ with his feet and his signature song was Ebb Tide. Wendell had two other brothers, Perry and Jerry Byrd.
His brother, Jerry Byrd played the guitar with Freddie Cole and his trio for about 20 years.