Soul And / Or Related Artists

Beloyd Taylor

b. Bernard Beloyd Taylor, 7th September 1952, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

d. 13th January 2014, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

Beloyd is fondly remembered by soul fans for his 20th Century Records single 'Get Into Your Life'.

He is a fine guitarist and vocalist.

Beloyd's birth place is a mystery, however, he grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

Beloyd's career took off when he joined the group S.O.U.L. (Sounds Of Unity And Love) as the guitarist in the band.



The group originated in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

The members were:

Lee Lovett (bass)

Gus Hawkins (sax / flute)

Paul Stubblefield (drums)


Walter Winston (guitar).

Larry Hancock (vocals / organ) joined the group in 1971.

The group recorded two albums and several singles during the early to mid Seventies.

Beloyd, actually, joined the group as a replacement for the parting member Walter Winston in 1972.

In 1976, he penned the track 'Getaway', which was picked up by Earth, Wind And Fire, a song written whilst he was still in the ranks of S.O.U.L.

Earth, Wind and Fire had a sizeable hit with the tune and Beloyd bacme an in-demand songwriter in his own right.

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Beloyd appeared on various artists albums, including Donald Byrd's album 'Caricatures' and the Gary Bartz album 'Love Affair'.

He then turned solo the following year, signing to the 20th Century label for the song 'Get Into Your Life' b / w 'Today All Day'.

The song was to later receive the recognition it deserved with soul punters, however, at the time the song had little success and Beloyd returned to performing sessions.

Beloyd worked on two further Earth Wind And Fire albums ('Powerlight' & 'Raise'), along with sessions for the groups Afterbach (a co-production) and Hiroshima.

He also contributed songs for the Jim Henson movie vehicle 'Muppets From Space'.

Bernard was performing in Japan in the early Nineties on an album entitled 'Tokyo Faces'.

Beloyd Taylor

He passed away in January 2014.


Beloyd Taylor

Beloyd Taylor

with Larry Dunn (Earth, Wind & Fire)

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