B.E. Taylor, Known For Christmas Concerts, Dies At 65

Aug 8, 2016


Local musician B.E. Taylor, known for his Christmas concerts, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2016 of complications from brain cancer.
Credit betaylor.com

B.E. Taylor, a musician whose annual Christmas concerts and recordings made him well known in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, is dead of complications from brain cancer at age 65.

The general manager of a funeral home where Taylor lived in Wheeling, West Virginia, confirmed that he died Sunday. Funeral arrangements will be private.

The Aliquippa native's series of popular Christmas recordings began in 1991 and led to seasonal shows that drew thousands.

A family spokesman says he was working on "B.E. Taylor Christmas 4" at the time of his death.

He was a popular performer in Pittsburgh in the 1980s, partly on the strength of the song, "Vitamin L."

Survivors include his wife and two children.