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Edgar Winter talks about picking up the guitar, 'playing until the day I die' and more

Edgar Winter, who used a synthesizer as the lead instrument in the 1973 instrumental jam Frankenstein, is considered a pioneer in electronic rock. The recording topped Billboard charts and sold more than a million copies. He claims to be the first musician to strap a keyboard around his neck and still incorporates the move in his shows, where he also plays sax and percussion.

He's the only member of his original group that's still alive, he says, and plans to be around for a lot longer.

"I'm going out with my boots on," he said in a recent phone interview. "I'll be playing until the day I die."

This week, the Edgar Winter Band performs at Clearwater's free Blast Friday celebration, starting at 5:30 p.m. outside the Capitol Theatre. Reserve tickets start at $25.

For more details on the show, and more of Terri Bryce Reeves' interview with Edgar Winter, click here.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 29, 2014 2:50pm]


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