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Chicago gospel pianist Eddie Robinson dies at 81

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A well known Chicago Gospel pianist has passed away.  Edward “Eddie” Robinson played with Mahalia Jackson, touring the world for seventeen years. He played at the White House for five presidents.

He also played with Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, and Gladys Knight.

Robinson was born in 1933.

He was known as a natural musician, learning to play by ear at a young age.

The Navy veteran performed with Willie Wilson, host of WGN-TV’s Sunday morning gospel show  ‘Singsation!’

A wake is being held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday followed by the funeral service at Greater Harvest Missionary Baptist Church at 5151 South State Street.

On Monday, he’ll be buried at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

Robinson was 81-years-old.

 

 

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