Harold Reid Biography – Harold Reid Wiki
Harold Reid was the bass singer of the country group the Statler Brothers. The Statler Brothers frequently sang backup for country icon Johnny Cash. Some of their biggest hits included 1965’s “Flowers on the Wall” and 1970’s “Bed of Rose’s.”
Harold Reid and his boyhood friends Joe McDorman, Lew DeWitt, and Phil Balsley formed the Four-Star Quartet in 1948. They were known as the Kingsmen until 1963 when another group with the same name became stars with their hit single Louie, Louie. As the Kingsmen, they sang mostly gospel music. McDorman quit and was replaced by Harold’s younger brother, Don Reid.
The group turned to country music in 1964, after meeting country icon Johnny Cash. Cash gave them a major break as they sang with him from 1964 to 1972. They went on the road with him and also featured on his TV variety program The Johnny Cash Show, which ran from 1969 to 1971.
The Statler Brothers had 66 singles chart on Billboard country. They won three Grammy Awards and were named top vocal groups nine times by the Country Music Association. The group also had a variety show on TNN from 1991 to 1997. The new name came from a box of Statler tissue.
Reid was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He was also a comedian.
Harold Reid Age
Reid was born on August 21, 1939, in Staunton, Virginia, United States. He died on April 24, 2020, in Staunton, Virginia. He was 80 years old.
Harold Reid Wife
Harold Reid was married to his wife Brenda Reid.
Harold Reid Children
Reid had 3 children – Will Reid, Kim Reid Weller, and Karmen Reid.
Harold Reid Family
Reid had a younger brother Don Reid.
Harold Reid Death
Harold Reid died on April 24, 2020, in Staunton, Virginia after a long battle with kidney failure. He was 80. A statement on the band’s website said: “HAROLD REID of The Statler Brothers passed away April 24, 2020. He had bravely endured a long battle with kidney failure. He is and will always be loved by his family, friends and millions of fans. His singing, his songwriting and his comedy made generations happy. He has taken a piece of our hearts with him.”
His nephew Debo Reid said in a statement: “He leaves a large and loving family and millions of fans who remember his stage and TV antics with smiles and cherish his music that will live with the ages.”
Reid’s bandmate Jimmy Fortune said in a Facebook post: “Our hearts are broken tonight. My brother Harold Reid passed away at home with his family. Our prayers and our thoughts are with [Harold Reid’s wife] Brenda and his children and grandchildren and with my other brothers, Don and Phil. We made a lot of great memories together. I’ll miss you, brother, till I see you again.”
Harold Reid Cause of Death
Harold Reid’s cause of death was kidney failure.
Harold Reid Net Worth
Harold Reid’s net worth was estimated to be $2 million.