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Henrico in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tommy Edwards

1922-1969

 
 
Tommy Edwards Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 7, 2010
1. Tommy Edwards Marker
Inscription. Born 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, and Louis Jordan. He recorded for Top and National Records before joining MGM and scoring several hits, including “Itís 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.
 
Erected 2007 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S 31-a.)
 
Location. 37° 36.458′ N, 77° 34.727′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Pemberton Road (Virginia Route 157) and Quioccasin Road, on the right when traveling south on Pemberton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23238, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ridge Baptist Church UDC Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Coal Pit Railroad Bed
Pemberton Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 7, 2010
2. Pemberton Rd (facing north)
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Deep Run Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Skipwith Academy (approx. 2.4 miles away); Virginia Home for Boys (approx. 2.7 miles away); Dahlgren's Raid (approx. 2.7 miles away); Deep Run School (approx. 3.4 miles away); Dahlgren's Cavalry Raid (approx. 3.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tommy Edwards. "It's All in the Game" (Submitted on April 7, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Tommy Edwards. Wikipedia (Submitted on April 7, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Pemberton Rd & Quioccasin Rd (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 7, 2010
3. Pemberton Rd & Quioccasin Rd (facing south)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 831 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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