|Birth name Zola Mae taylor|
Name Zola Taylor
Spouse Frankie Lymon (m. 1965)
Years active 1951–1967
|Born March 17, 1938Los Angeles, California U.S. (1938-03-17) |
Genres Rock and Roll, Blues, R&B
Associated acts The Platters, Frankie Lymon, The Teenagers, Little Richard
Died April 30, 2007, Los Angeles, California, United States
Music group The Platters (1954 – 1962)
Albums 40 Famous Records, Encore of Golden Hits
Similar People Frankie Lymon, Tony Williams, Herb Reed, Paul Robi, Sonny Turner
Oh my dear zola taylor 1954 rpm 45 404 a
Zola Mae Taylor (March 17, 1938 – April 30, 2007) was an American singer. She was the original female member of The Platters from 1954 to 1962, when the group produced most of their popular singles.
- Oh my dear zola taylor 1954 rpm 45 404 a
- Zola Taylor Live at Trumps Taj Mahal
- Accomplishments death and legacy
Zola Taylor - Live at Trump's Taj Mahal
Zola Taylor was a member of The Platters until 1962, when she was replaced by singer Barbara Randolph. Taylor was the second of Frankie Lymon's three wives. In 1984, on behalf of Emira Lymon, a lawyer and artist's agent sued to wrest the copyright of Frankie's hit song "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" away from the current owner. The case became confused when it looked like Lymon had a second and possibly a third widow. Elizabeth Waters claimed to have married Lymon in 1964 in Virginia. However, it turned out she had been married to someone else at the time. As Waters' claim went to court, Taylor claimed that she had been sexually active with Lymon as early as the "Biggest Rock "n" Roll Show of 1956" tour. She claimed to have married Lymon in Mexicali, Mexico around 1965, but could not produce a marriage license. The first hearing, held in Philadelphia, was decided in favor of Waters being Lymon's first wife. Emira Eagle, his third wife, appealed and won a reversal based on her claim that she was Lymon's first wife.
Accomplishments, death and legacy
Taylor appeared with The Platters in the first rock'n'roll film, Rock Around the Clock. In 1990, Taylor was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Platters. Zola Taylor died in Riverside, CA at age 69, from pneumonia, following a series of strokes. Zola Taylor was portrayed by Halle Berry in the 1998 film Why Do Fools Fall in Love.