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I'm sorry I didn't complete the message. Here is part of the obit and whom it's about! Nikki
'Beale Streeter' Forest dies at 76
By Bill Ellis
February 28, 2003
Drummer and singer Earl Lacy Forest, one of the legendary "Beale Streeters," died of cancer on Wednesday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. He was 76.
Born in Memphis, Mr. Forest worked in a number of capacities throughout his musical career from performing and songwriting to Artists & Repertoire and studio engineering.
The Beale Streeters were an informal group of musical friends in the early '50s that played together throughout the Mid-South and on each other's recordings. They included future R&B and blues stars Bobby Bland, Johnny Ace, Junior Parker and Rosco Gordon.