Chris Donald (musician)
|Birth name||Chris Donald|
|Died||April 1974 (aged 24–25)|
|Associated acts||Sha Na Na|
Chris Donald (1949-1974) was an American lead guitar player best known as Vinnie Taylor from the group, Sha Na Na. In February of 1971 he replaced guitarist Larry "Israel" Packer. He played with the band until he died from an accidental heroin overdose after a concert at University Hall at the University of Virginia on 17 April 1974. Escaped convict Elmer Edward Solly assumed the name Vinnie Taylor while a fugitive and performed under this stage name.
- Jay, Stanley. Avoiding Traps: Showing Youth the Path to Life’s Success (Bloomington, Indiana: iUniverse, 2009), p. 145.