Tommy Edwards

Tommy Edwards (HMJPQ)

Location: Henrico, VA 23238 Henrico County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 36.458', W 77° 34.727'

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1922-1969

Born Thomas Jefferson Edwards here in Henrico County on 15 Oct. 1922, African American singer-songwriter Tommy Edwards composed songs recorded by well-known performers Tony Bennett, Red Foley, Tony Fontane, andLouis Jordan. He recorded for Top and National Records before joining MGM and scoring several hits, including "It's All in the Game," in 1951. In 1958 an updated version of the song sold more than 3,000,000 copies. He charted 13 more songs and released 12 albums before his death on 23 Oct. 1969. His fame is preserved by the enduring popularity of his signature song. Edwards is interred in nearby Quioccasin Baptist Church Cemetery.
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HM NumberHMJPQ
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Marker NumberS 31-a
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 11:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272368 N 4165409
Decimal Degrees37.60763333, -77.57878333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 36.458', W 77° 34.727'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 36' 27.48" N, 77° 34' 43.62" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1400 Pemberton Rd, Henrico VA 23238, US
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