Singer B.E. Taylor Passes
August 8, 2016 at 4:35 PM (PT)
WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA and WEST VIRGINIA singer B.E. TAYLOR passed away on SUNDAY at the age of 65 from complications due to an inoperable brain tumor, WTOV9NEWS.COM reports.
TAYLO who formed B.E. TAYLOR AND THE ESTABLISHMENT while still in high school, met guitar virtuoso RICK WITKOWSKI, who helped him achieve fame though a series of CHRISTMAS recordings and tours. His breakthrough came from a reworking of "Silent Night" on CHRISHAE RECORDS in 1994. This, in turn, led to a live performance of the album that led to the B.E. TAYLOR CHRISTMAS TOUR that would eventually play annually to more than 40,000 fans across SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, WEST VIRGINIA and OHIO, many of whom returned year after year.
In MARCH of 2007, TAYLOR was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Even through a regimen of treatments, TAYLOR completed eight CHRISTMAS tours, a busy schedule of VALENTINE and summer concerts, released B.E. TAYLOR CHRISTMAS 3, as well as four other CDs and one concert DVD.