Earl Oliver

Singer, Author

1948 –

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Who is Earl Oliver?

Earl Oliver is an American writer, musician, variety and street entertainer, and graphic artist. An accomplished blues guitarist and singer in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area, popularly known as the Walkin' Blues Man, he hosted a popular cable-access television program, "Earl Oliver & Friends: Live from LaVal's", later called "Live on Location", that aired in 16 stations throughout the region from 1992 to 1995. He has also been the lead vocalist for several California-based bands, most recently, the Groovinators.

In recent years, Oliver has been a regular performer on the Skunk Train, a heritage railway which runs daily from Fort Bragg and Willits, California, and at events such as the Palo Alto Art Walk and Project Read for the San Francisco Public Library. In 2001, he was called "one of San Francisco's undiscovered treasures" by San Francisco Arts Magazine.

The nephew of professional wrestler Rip "The Crippler" Oliver, Oliver is a longtime wrestling columnist and historian. His is perhaps best known in the internet wrestling community as the founder of Solie's Vintage Wrestling, a historical professional wrestling website dedicated to the memory of announcer Gordon Solie, which is the oldest continually active pro wrestling website on the internet.

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Jun 23, 1948
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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