Who is Iggy and why is he doing this?
John (Iggy) Taylor began playing in local garage bands when he was a teenager. Never having a musical lesson, Iggy would pick up whatever instrument the band needed at that time. Playing keyboards or bass he played in several popular east coast bands before packing it up and relocating to Virginia. Selling most of his band equipment, including his beloved Farfisa organ and his Hofner Beatle bass, he walked away from playing music for over 20 years.
In 1998, both Taylor's parents became ill. For 11 months he watched helplessly as they slipped away. During that time Taylor turned toward music to help ease his pain and frustration. "Some people go to church, others find support groups, I wrote songs". And Iggy wrote quite a few. Twenty in 6 months. Playing every instrument, singing the vocals and doing all the recording and production himself, he named his one-man band "Bad Betsy". Iggy began playing his songs for family and friends. A family member secretly uploaded a song to MP3.com., then another. "Before I knew it, I had a whole web site of my music and started getting money for it". Next came his first CD."The Best of Bad Betsy". The CD charted at #1 in sales for Delaware on MP3.com for eight consecutive weeks. "I was happy for my new found success but I felt, somehow, it was blood money. I made the decision to donate all my earnings to the charity that had helped my folks."
Joining the band Too Little Time in 2006, Iggy continued to make a difference through positive lyrics, music, and actions. The band retired in 2010 when Iggy moved to Lancaster looking for a way to bring Linda home.
Today you can find Iggy performing music with Lancaster's premier cover band: "Off our Rockers" and playing with Teresa Paperollo and friends.