Edgar Winter was born on December 28, 1946 in Beaumont, Texas.

Like his older brother, Johnny, Edgar became a rock star.

He led his White Trash band through a couple of successful albums and a financially rewarding tour. Then, in late 1972, he formed the Edgar Winter Group with Ronnie Montrose, Dan Hartman and Chuck Ruff. The newly formed group was about to hit the big time.

The album They Only Come Out At Night, would peak at  number 3 on the Billboard Top 200 and remained on the charts for 80 weeks.

The first release from the album was Frankenstein. Written by Edgar and produced by Rick Derringer, the instrumental was released on March 10, 1973 and became a number 1 hit the week of May 26.

The second release made its debut in August.  Featuring Dan Hartman on lead vocals, Free Ride peaked at number 14 on the singles charts.