Byrd Theatre Organist 1960-1981, Eddie Weaver, Passes
Edward James (Eddie) Weaver, 92, of Richmond, a musician at
Miller & Rhoads Tea Room, Lowe's Theater, and The Byrd Theater,
died January 27, 2000. He was the widower of Marion R. Weaver,
and is survived by his daughter, and her husband, of Richmond;
2 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
Eddie is probably responsible for the continued use of the Byrd and
Carpenter Center (Lowes) organs today due to the interest he instilled
in the audience while playing these theatre organs for more than 50
years. He was a world famous theatre organist giving concerts all over
the US and other countries. His students continue to play in theatres
today including the Byrd's current house organist, Bob Gulledge.