1922-1969Born 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.
|Marker Number||S 31-a|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 11:35am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 272368 N 4165409|
|Decimal Degrees||37.60763333, -77.57878333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 36.458', W 77° 34.727'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 36' 27.48" N, 77° 34' 43.62" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1400 Pemberton Rd, Henrico VA 23238, US|
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