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Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Edison R. “Big Ed” Thompson

January 22, 1935 - April 22, 1993

 

—Cincinnati Music History —

 
Edison R. "Big Ed" Thompson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen W. Bernard, April 27, 2018
1. Edison R. "Big Ed" Thompson Marker
Inscription.
Big Ed was influenced by country radio stars Grandpa Jones and Uncle Dave Macon on WCKY and blues on WZIP radio. He was a session guitarist for ABC Paramount, King and Victor recording studios and regularly featured in H-Bomb Ferguson & the Mad Lads at Cincinnati Cotton Club. After many years of recording and performing with Albert Washington at venues like Vet's Inn and Cory's he started Big Ed Thompson & his All Starts, performing regionally and at blues festivals in Europe during the summer of 1988.
Installed and Maintained by The Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation.
 
Erected by The Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation.
 
Location. 39° 7.639′ N, 84° 30.697′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on E. McMillan St east of Vine ST., on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 E McMillan St., Cincinnati OH 45219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albert Washington (here, next to this marker); William Howard Taft / Robert Alphonso Taft (approx. half a mile away); Auburn Avenue (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Edison R. "Big Ed" Thompson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen W. Bernard, April 27, 2018
2. Edison R. "Big Ed" Thompson Marker
Robert Alphonso Taft (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cincinnati Breweries / Remaining Brewery Structures (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cincinnati Public Markets / The Northern Liberties (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Mad Frog Nightclub image. Click for full size.
By Google Inc Maps, 2017
3. Mad Frog Nightclub
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2018, by Allen W. Bernard of Cincinnati, Oh 45202-1736. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2018, by Allen W. Bernard of Cincinnati, Oh 45202-1736.   3. submitted on May 2, 2018, by Allen W. Bernard of Cincinnati, Oh 45202-1736. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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