1935 - 1986

Esquerita  American Singer


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First Name Esquerita
Full Name at Birth Eskew Reeder Jr.
Alternative Name The Magnificent Malochi, Eskew Reeder Jr, S.Q. Reeder, SQ Jr.
Age 50 (age at death) years
Birthday 20th November, 1935
Birthplace Greenville, South Carolina
Died 23rd October, 1986
Place of Death Harlem, NY
Cause of Death complications brought on by AIDS
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Gay
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School Sterling High School
Occupation Text Singer, songwriter, pianist
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Influencing Little Richard
Music Genre Pop/Rock, Piano
Music Style Rock & Roll
Music Mood Boisterous, Freewheeling, Energetic, Campy, Exuberant, Manic, Reckless, Rowdy, Brash, Rousing, Rollicking, Playful, Gleeful, Intense, Rambunctious, Humorous, Raucous, Fun
Instrument Vocals, Piano
Instrument (text) Piano

Esquerita was the stage name of singer, songwriter and pianist Eskew Reeder Jr, originally known as Steven Quincy Reeder Jr. and also known as S.Q. Reeder and SQ Jr. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, he was born on November 20, 1935, and died in Harlem, New York on October 23, 1986, aged 50, of AIDS. He is credited with influencing rock and roll pioneer Little Richard, though the extent and nature of Reeder's influence or vice versa is uncertain.

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