Wake, funeral announced for Queen of Blues

June 9, 2009 5:32:38 AM PDT
Legendary blues singer Koko Taylor will be laid to rest later this week.She died last Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital about two weeks after surgery.

Taylor earned worldwide acclaim during her long career and was known as the "Queen of the Blues."

Her label -- Alligator Records -- announced visitation will be held Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. -- and Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rainbow Push Coalition Headquarters in Chicago. Taylor's funeral will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at the same location.


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