Ed Townsend

Edward Benjamin Townsend

Also known as E Townsend, E. B. Townsend, E. Townsend, E. Townsent, E. Townson, E. Towsend, E.Townsend, Ed Towsend, Ed. Townsen, Ed. Townsend, Ed. Townshend, Edward Townsend, Townsend, Townshend, Towsend
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Discography of Ed Townsend:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Now 8 Audio 1975 Curtom
2 For Your Love / Over And Over Again 2 Audio 1958 Capitol Records
3 If A Peanut Farmer Can Do It (So Can I) / Take A Vow For Peace 2 Audio 1977 E G A Records
4 Now 8 Audio 1976 Curtom
5 I Want To Be With You / Don't Lead Me On 2 Audio 1966 Tru-Glo-Town
6 For Your Love / Over And Over Again 2 Audio Capitol Records
7 What Shall I Do? / Please Never Change 2 Audio 1958 Capitol Records
8 Tell Her / Down Home 2 Audio 1963 Liberty
9 Crying 2 Audio 1964 KT Records, Inc.
10 What Shall I Do? 2 Audio 1958 Capitol Records
11 For Your Love / Over And Over Again 2 Audio Capitol Records
12 Stay With Me (A Little While Longer) / I Love Everything About You 2 Audio 1960 Warner Bros. Records
13 For Your Love / You're So Fine 2 Audio American Pie
14 For Your Love / Gloria 2 Audio
15 Volcano / Cherrigale 2 Audio 2013 Outta Sight
16 Hold On / This Little Love Of Mine 2 Audio Capitol Records
17 New In Town 12 Audio Capitol Records
18 And Then Came Love / Little Bitty Dave 2 Audio 1961 Challenge
19 There's No End / A Tear Fell 2 Audio Era Records (6)
20 For Your Love / Over And Over Again 2 Audio Capitol Records
21 I Want To Be With You 4 Audio Tru-Glo-Town

Born: 16th April 1929, Fayetteville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Died: 13th August 2003, San Bernardino, California, U.S.A.

Graduated from Arkansas state college and taught briefly before joining the Marine Corps and serving two years in Korea. Toured the Far East with bandleader Horace Heidt and moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1950s.

Singer/songwriter renowned for his 1958 hit "For Your Love" and a string of hits which he also wrote. Also co-wrote and and co-produced the 1973 hit "Let's Get It On" (along with three other songs on [a=Marvin Gaye]'s [i]Let's Get It On[/i] album). Worked with Gaye again on 1978's [i]Here, My Dear[/i].

Endured a life long battle with alcoholism and in 2001 he set up his own charity, EBT New Life Inc, and the associated 12 Step Records to assist others in recovery from addiction.

His son David Townsend (1955-2005) was a member of soul trio [a=Surface].

Father of [a1924629], [a1261811], [a193527].

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