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Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson

Born: 
12/18/1917
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Died: 
07/02/1988
Years Active: 
1930's-1980's
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Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson was an American jump blues, jazz, bebop and R&B alto saxophonist and blues shouter. He was nicknamed Cleanhead after an incident in which his hair was accidentally destroyed by lye contained in a hair straightening product.