Category Search - blues

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Buddy Ace
singer, blues, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
James Lee Land
Nickname(s):
Silver Fox of the Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Named after unsuccessful Buddy Ace (#2) failed. Also gospel. Songs Nothing in the World Can Hurt Me (Except You), Hold on (To This Old Fool)

Charline Arthur
country, blues, singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Charline Highsmith
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

Songs I've Got the Boogie Blues, Just Look, Don't Touch, He's Mine

Hank Ballard
singer, blues, R&B, composer

Real/Birth Name:
John Henry Kendricks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

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Group Hank Ballard & The Midnighters. Wrote songs The Twist, Work with Me, Annie. Invented the Twist dance.

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Barbecue Bob
blues, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Hicks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Barbecue Blues

Big Time Sarah
blues, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Streeter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Recorded for Delmark records.

Scrapper Blackwell
blues, musician, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Hillman Blackwell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

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Blues guitarist. Song How Long, How Long Blues. Shot and killed during a mugging.

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Bobby Bland
singer, musician, blues, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Calvin Bland
Also Known As:
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Blue Bland
Nickname(s):
Blue
The Lion of the Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocalist and harmonica performer. Mixed gospel with blues and R&B. Songs Ain't Nothing You Can Do, Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City

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Big Bill Broonzy
singer, composer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Conley Broonzy
Nickname(s):
Big Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

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A pioneer of the Chicago blues style. Song Key to the Highway

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Gatemouth Brown
singer, musician, blues, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Alright Again!

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Bumble Bee Slim
blues, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Amos Easton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Influenced by Scrapper Blackwell. Song B&O Blues

Paul Butterfield
singer, blues, accident, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Vaughn Butterfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead vocals, band The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Heroin overdose.

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JJ Cale
singer, musician, composer, blues, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
John Weldon Cale
Also Known As:
Johnny Cale}J.J. Cale
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Crazy Mama. Songs composed for others.

Ry Cooder
musician, folk, blues, producer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Ryland Peter Cooder
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

All kinds of fretted string instruments. Slide guitar. Session work with many famous musicians. Grammy award winner. Album Paradise and Lunch Soundtrack for many movies - Steel Magnolias, Primary Colors

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Steve Cropper
actor, musician, blues, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Lee Cropper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Band Booker T. & the M.G.'s. Movie The Blues Brothers. Songs Soul Man, (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay

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Andra Day
singer, R&B, jazz, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Cassandra Monique Batie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Cheers to the Fall

Deacon John
R&B, musician, blues, bandleader, singer

Real/Birth Name:
John Moore
Also Known As:
Deacon John Moore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar.

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Willie Dixon
composer, blues, singer, musician, boxing, criminal, producer, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
William James Dixon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Imprisoned as a conscientious objector. Won Illinois Golden Gloves. Songs I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man, You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover recorded by others.

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Thomas A. Dorsey
musician, singer, blues, composer, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Andrew Dorsey
Also Known As:
Georgia Tom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

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Considered the founder of "black gospel" church music. Composer of songs Peace in the Valley, Take My Hand, Precious Lord

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Dr. John
singer, blues, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm John Rebennack Jr.
Also Known As:
Mac Rebennack
Dr. John the Night Tripper
Dr. John Creaux
Nickname(s):
Mac
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums Gris Gris, In the Right Place. Movies Lightning in a Bottle, Blues Brothers 2000. Pianist.

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Snooks Eaglin
blues, musician, singer, R&B, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Fird Eaglin Jr.
Also Known As:
Blind Snooks Eaglin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

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Blind guitarist. New Orleans R&B and jazz. Known for unusual and excellent picking.

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Honeyboy Edwards
blues, musician, singer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
David Edwards
Also Known As:
David "Honeyboy" Edwards
Mr. Honey
Nickname(s):
Honeyboy
Honey Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Wind Howlin' Blues, The Army Blues, Long Tall Woman Blues, Gamblin Man, Just Like Jesse James. Received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award on January 31, 2010.

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T-Model Ford
blues, musician

Real/Birth Name:
James Lewis Carter Ford
Nickname(s):
The Taildragger
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cannot remember when he was born - 1920 or 1924.

J. Geils
musician, jazz, blues, auto racing

Real/Birth Name:
John Warren Geils Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The J. Geils Band. Album Freeze-Frame. Song Centerfold. Guitar.

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Peter Green
musician, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Allen Greenbaum
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues rock guitar. Founder of band Fleetwood Mac. Songs Albatross, Black Magic Woman, Oh Well, Man of the World

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Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group Fleetwood Mac.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of group Fleetwood Mac.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of group Fleetwood Mac.
A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group Fleetwood Mac.

Guitar Crusher
blues, singer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Selby
Also Known As:
Bone Crusher
Nickname(s):
The Big Voice from New York
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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Performed for years in Berlin, Germany. Group Midnight Rockers

Guitar Slim
singer, musician, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Eddie Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album and song Things That I Used to Do fusion of gospel and blues. Died of pneumonia.

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Arlo Guthrie
singer, musician, composer, folk, blues, actor, activist, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Arlo Davy Guthrie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

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Song Alice's Restaurant Massacree. Movie Alice's Restaurant. Political activist - songs of protest against injustice.

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Buddy Guy
blues, musician, singer, business

Real/Birth Name:
George Guy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Albums Stone Crazy!, Damn Right, I've Got the Blues. Owner of Chicago club Buddy Guy's Legends.

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John Hammond
musician, blues, singer

Real/Birth Name:
John Paul Hammond
Also Known As:
John P. Hammond
John Hammond Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 22 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues vocalist and guitarist. Son of producer John H. Hammond

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W.C. Handy
composer, bandleader, blues, writer

Real/Birth Name:
William Christopher Handy
Also Known As:
W C Handy
Nickname(s):
Father of the Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song Memphis Blues, Beale St Blues, St. Louis Blues

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Slim Harpo
musician, blues

Real/Birth Name:
James Moore
Nickname(s):
slim
Harmonica Slim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Blues harmonica player.

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Woody Herman
actor, musician, bandleader, jazz, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Woodrow Charles Thomas Herman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band The Herd

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6805 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Rocky Hill
musician, blues

Real/Birth Name:
John Rockford Hill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Dusty Hill by 2 years.

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Guitarist. Group American Blues. Album Midnight Creepers

John Lee Hooker
singer, musician, blues, composer

Real/Birth Name:
John Lee Hooker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth year may be 1912. Songs Boogie Chillen', Crawling King Snake, Dimples, Boom Boom, One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, Iím in the Mood

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 11 September 1997

Lightnin' Hopkins
blues, musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Sam Hopkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Houston, Texas. Often singing on the streets.

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Linda Hopkins
actor, singer, blues, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Melinda Helen Matthews
Also Known As:
L'I'll Helen Matthews
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Mitzi... Roarin' in the 20's, Leprechaun 2, Honkeytonk Man, Rockin' the Blues. Broadway musical play Inner City

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 1 October 2005

Son House
blues, singer, musician, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Eddie James House Jr.
Nickname(s):
Son
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Songs Walking Blues, Preachin' the Blues

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Howlin' Wolf
musician, singer, blues, composer, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Chester Arthur Burnett
Also Known As:
Howlin Wolf
Nickname(s):
Big Foot
Bull Cow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitar and harmonica. Album Howlin' Wolf in 1962. Album The London Sessions featuring Eric Clapton plus Ringo Starr and others in backup.

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Hozier
singer, musician, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Hozier-Byrne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced "HOSE-ee-urr." Song and album Take Me to Church

Alberta Hunter
jazz, composer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Alberta Hunter
Also Known As:
May Alix
Josephine Beatty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Worked also as a nurse then resumed singing.

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Bull Moose Jackson
blues, singer, musician, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Clarence Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophone. Songs I Love You, Yes I Do, I Can't Go on Without You

Elmore James
musician, blues, singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Elmore Brooks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

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Guitarist. Postwar urban blues, responsible for slide-guitar styles that shaped rock.

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Etta James
singer, R&B, jazz, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Jamesetta Hawkins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 5 days before her 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs At Last, Dance with Me, Henry. The latter is a variant of song Work with Me, Annie by Hank Ballard

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 18 April 2003

Blind Lemon Jefferson
blues, musician, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Lemon Henry Jefferson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues singer and guitarist. Songs See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, Matchbox Blues

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Lonnie Johnson
musician, blues, jazz, singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Alonzo Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar and violin. Died months after a car struck him.

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Robert Johnson
blues, singer, musician, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Leroy Johnson
Also Known As:
R. L. Spencer
Robert Spencer
Robert Lonnie Johnson
Nickname(s):
King of the Delta Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Subject of the movie Crossroads. Song Terraplane Blues. Possibly poisoned, possible death by illness.

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Kansas Joe McCoy
blues, composer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Wilbur Joe McCoy
Also Known As:
Kansas Joseph Allen McCoy
JoeMcCoy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Memphis Minnie by 7 years.
older brother of
Older than Papa Charlie McCoy by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Song When the Levee Breaks

Keb' Mo'
singer, blues, musician, actor, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Kevin Moore
Also Known As:
Keb Mo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 19 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues singer and guitarist. Albums Keb' Mo', Keep it Simple, Just Like You. Grammy winner 1997, 1998, 2005. TV show Touched by an Angel. Movies Holes, Nothing to Lose, Honeydripper

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Albert King
blues, musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Nelson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Laundromat Blues

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St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6370 Delmar Boulevard

B.B. King
singer, musician, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Riley B. King
Also Known As:
B B King
BB King
Nickname(s):
King of the Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Album King of the Blues

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 21 August 1990

Freddie King
musician, blues, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Christian
Also Known As:
Freddy King
Nickname(s):
The Texas Cannonball
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. A major influence on rock guitarists, especially British.

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Eddie Kirkland
blues, musician, singer, composer, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Eddie Kirkland
Also Known As:
Eddie Kirk
Nickname(s):
Gypsy of the Blues
Road Warrier
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Raised in Alabama. Guitar and harmonica. Known for a thumb picking style. Died after an automobile crash with a bus.

Danny Kirwan
musician, singer, composer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel David Kirwan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist and vocalist, bands Fleetwood Mac, Tramp

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Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group Fleetwood Mac.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of group Fleetwood Mac.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of group Fleetwood Mac.
A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group Fleetwood Mac.

Bettye LaVette
singer, blues, jazz, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Haskins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Soul singer, with elements of other styles. Strong tremolo in the voice. Song Let Me Down Easy

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Lead Belly
singer, blues, criminal, folk

Real/Birth Name:
Huddie William Ledbetter
Also Known As:
Leadbelly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced first name 'HYOO-dee'. Songs Rock Island Line, Cotton Fields, The Midnight Special, Goodnight, Irene which became a folk hit for the group The Weavers

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The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Weavers.

Ledisi
singer, R&B, blues, jazz, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Ledisi Anibade Young
Also Known As:
Ledisi Young
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B/soul singer from New Orleans. First name means "to bring forth" or "to come here" in Yoruba language. Known for scat style. Albums Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue, Turn Me Loose, Pieces of Me. Movie Leatherheads

Furry Lewis
blues, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Walter E. Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Memphis. Used a bottle neck across the guitar strings. Lost a leg in a railroad accident in 1917. Song A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But a Bird

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Smiley Lewis
singer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Overton Amos Lemons
Also Known As:
Smiling Lewis
Laughing Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song I Hear You Knocking

Little Walter
blues, musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Marion Walter Jacobs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues harmonica player with revolutionary technique. Also singer and guitarist. Album The Essential Little Walter. Song Juke

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Big Maceo
musician, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Major Merriweather
Also Known As:
Big Maceo Merriweather
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Kid Man Blues

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Lonnie Mack
singer, musician, blues, country

Real/Birth Name:
Lonnie McIntosh
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Songs Memphis, Wham!

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Magic Dick
musician, singer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Salwitz
Nickname(s):
Magic Dick and his Lickin' Stick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Groups J. Geils Band, Bluestime. Album Freeze-Frame. Song Centerfold. Harmonica, trumpet, saxophone.

Magic Slim
blues, musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Morris Holt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Magic Slim and the Teardrops

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John Mayer
singer, musician, blues, producer, composer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
John Clayton Mayer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
43, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Albums Continuum, Born and Raised

Papa Charlie McCoy
blues, musician, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Charles McCoy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Kansas Joe McCoy by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Delta blues.

Clyde McPhatter
musician, blues, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Lensley McPhatter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formed group The Drifters. Album The Forgotten Angel

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Drifters.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of group The Drifters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of group The Drifters.

Jay McShann
singer, musician, jazz, blues, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
James Columbus McShann
Nickname(s):
Hootie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Big band The Jay McShann Orchestra

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Blind Willie McTell
singer, musician, blues

Real/Birth Name:
William Samuel McTell
Also Known As:
Blind Sammie
Georgia Bill
Red Hot Willie Glaze
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blind. 12 string guitar.

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Memphis Minnie
blues, composer, musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Lizzie Douglas
Also Known As:
Minnie Lawlars
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Kansas Joe McCoy by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Bumble Bee, Me and My Chauffeur Blues

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Steve Miller
musician, singer, blues, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Steven H. Miller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Steve Miller Band. Album Fly Like an Eagle. Guitarist, songwriter, singer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 1 July 1987 as a member of group Steve Miller Band.

Mississippi Slim (blues)
blues, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Horn Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

See also Mississippi Slim. Song Crying in the Arms of Another Love

Little Brother Montgomery
jazz, blues, musician, singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Eurreal Wilford Montgomery
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Songs Crescent City Blues, Shreveport Farewell, Farrish Street Jive, Vicksburg Blues

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Samuel David Moore
singer, blues, R&B, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel David Hicks
Also Known As:
Sam Moore
Sam
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor vocalist for the soul vocal duo Sam & Dave from 1961 through 1981. Songs Soul Man, Hold On, I'm Comin'. Movie Blues Brothers 2000

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a member of group Sam & Dave.
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of group Sam & Dave.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of group Sam & Dave.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group Sam & Dave.

Jelly Roll Morton
musician, jazz, blues, bandleader, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe
Also Known As:
Ferdinand Morton
Ferd Morton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birthday may be October 20, 1890. World War I draft registration card shows September 13, 1884. Confusion over his birth name also, may have been LaMenthe or LaMotte. Jazz pianist. Claimed he wrote songs Alabama Bound, Tiger Rag, copyrighted by others.

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Moon Mullican
musician, country, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Aubrey Wilson Mullican
Nickname(s):
Moon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Piano player.

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Matt "Guitar" Murphy
blues, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Tyler Murphy
Also Known As:
Matt Murphy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Bands The Blues Brothers, Howlin' Wolf

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King Oliver
musician, jazz, blues, bandleader, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Nathan Oliver
Also Known As:
Joe Oliver
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 31 days before his 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz cornetist. Pioneered use of mutes in jazz. Taught Louis Armstrong. Songs Dippermouth Blues, Sweet Like This, Canal Street Blues, Doctor Jazz, Snag It

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Johnny Otis
bandleader, dj, musician, blues, composer, producer, activist, writer, religion, educator, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes
Also Known As:
John Veliotis
Johnny Otis Show
Nickname(s):
Godfather of Rhythm and Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Greek ancestry. Book Listen to the Lambs. Songs Willie and the Hand Jive, Harlem Nocturne, Every Beat of My Heart, Double Crossing Blues

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Robert Palmer
singer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Alan Palmer
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Was with group Dada. Songs Simply Irresistable, Addicted to Love

Junior Parker
blues, singer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Herman Parker Jr.
Also Known As:
Little Junior Parker
Herbert Parker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band The Blue Flames. Song Stand by Me

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Pinetop Perkins
musician, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Willie Perkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Album After Hours

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Piano Red
musician, radio, blues

Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Perryman
Also Known As:
Piano Red Perryman
Dr, Feelgood
Willie Lee Perryman
Nickname(s):
Willie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Radio shows Piano Red Show, Dr. Feelgood Show. Song Rockin' with Red may be credited for part of the term "rock and roll.."

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Doc Pomus
singer, musician, composer, blues, lyricist

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Solon Felder
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lyricist for songs A Teenager in Love, Save the Last Dance for Me, This Magic Moment and more.

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Dave Prater
singer, blues, R&B, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
David Prater Jr.
Also Known As:
Dave
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 30 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Soul Man. Singer with duo Sam & Dave. Died in a single-car accident in Sycamore, Georgia.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a member of group Sam & Dave.
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of group Sam & Dave.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of group Sam & Dave.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group Sam & Dave.

Ma Rainey
singer, blues, accused

Real/Birth Name:
Gertrude Pridgett
Nickname(s):
Mother of the Blues
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs C.C. Rider, Jelly Bean Blues, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Arrested for indecency - a party with naked women.

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Bonnie Raitt
singer, musician, actor, producer, blues, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Bonnie Lynn Raitt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 17 days before her 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Song I Can't Make You Love Me

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 19 March 2002

Tampa Red
musician, blues, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Hudson Woodbridge
Also Known As:
Hudson Whitaker
Nickname(s):
The Guitar Wizard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Took his aunt and grandmother's surname after his parents died when he was a child. Songs It Hurts Me Too, Anna Lou Blues, It's Tight Like That, The Bluebird Beat, Turpentine Blues

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A.C. Reed
musician, blues, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Corthen
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Blues saxophonist. Albums Junk Food, I Got Money

Jimmy Reed
musician, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Mathias James Reed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 8 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mississippi blues star.

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Little Jimmy Reed
musician, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Leon Atkins
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Guitarist from Enterprise, Alabama.

Sylvia Robinson
singer, business, producer, rapper, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Sylvia Vanderpool
Also Known As:
Sylvia
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder/CEO of the hip hop record label Sugar Hill Records. Released song Rappers Delight. In song Love is Strange by group Mickey & Sylvia. Song Pillow Talk

Magic Sam
blues, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Gene Maghett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died of a heart attack.

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Son Seals
blues, musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Seals
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Song Funky Bitch

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Seasick Steve
singer, musician, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Steve Gene Wold
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born about 1941. Blues musician. Guitarist. Also plays the diddley bow. Songs Mercury Blues, It's All Good

Memphis Slim
musician, singer, composer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
John Len Chatman
Also Known As:
Peter Chatman
Nickname(s):
Peter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Song Every Day I Have the Blues

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Bessie Smith
singer, blues, dancer, accident, actor, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Smith
Nickname(s):
Empress of the Blues
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Down Hearted Blues, St. Louis Blues with Louis Armstrong. Died of injuries in a car accident.

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Pinetop Smith
musician, blues, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Smith
Also Known As:
Pine Top Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Boogie-woogie and blues pianist. Died of a gunshot in a club.

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Mavis Staples
singer, blues, R&B, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Mavis Staples
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Her family's band The Staple Singers

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Sunnyland Slim
blues, musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Luandrew
Also Known As:
Dr. Clayton's Buddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues pianist.

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Taj Mahal
singer, musician, blues, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Henry St. Clair Fredericks
Henry Saint Clair Fredericks
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Sountrack for movie Sounder. Album In Progress and in Motion. A noted musicographer studying blues.

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Hound Dog Taylor
blues, musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Roosevelt Taylor
Nickname(s):
Hound Dog
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues singer and guitarist. Born 1915 or 1917. He had a small sixth finger on each hand, but amputated the extra finger from his right hand with a razor blade while drunk.

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Koko Taylor
singer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Cora Walton
Also Known As:
KoKo Taylor
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Royal Blue. Songs Wang Dang Doodle, What Kind of Man is This, I Got What It Takes

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Flash Terry
singer, musician, jazz, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Verbie Jean Terry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist and singer. Song Enough Troubles of My Own

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe
singer, R&B, musician, composer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Rosetta Nubin
Rosether Atkins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Songs Down by the Riverside, Rock Me, This Train, Strange Things Happening Every Day

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Big Mama Thornton
singer, R&B, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Willie Mae Thornton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Hound Dog recorded 4 years before Elvis Presley recorded it. Songs Wade in the Water, Ball 'n' Chain

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Allen Toussaint
musician, singer, R&B, blues, jazz, composer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Allen Toussaint
Also Known As:
Al Tousan
Allen Orange
Naomi Neville
Clarence Toussaint
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Songs Fortune Teller, Sweet Touch of Love

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Big Joe Turner
blues, singer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Vernon Turner Jr.
Nickname(s):
Big Joe
Boss of the Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Corrina, Corrina, Shake, Rattle and Roll

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Tom Waits
singer, composer, actor, jazz, blues, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Alan Waits
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A composer and singer with multiple genres. Albums Bone Machine, Rain Dogs, Mule Variations. Acted in movies The Outsiders, Down by Law, Cold Feet

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T-Bone Walker
blues, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Thibeaux Walker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Mean Old World

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Sippie Wallace
singer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Beulah Belle Thomas
Nickname(s):
The Texas Nightingale
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Sings the Blues

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Washboard Sam
blues, musician, singer, lawman

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Reputedly the half-brother of Big Bill Broonzy. Songs Mama Don't Allow, Back Door, Diggin' My Potatoes. Policeman.

Dinah Washington
singer, blues, jazz, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Lee Jones
Nickname(s):
Queen of the Blues
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Dick Lane by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Song What a Diff'rence a Day Makes

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Junior Wells
blues, musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Amos Wells Blackmore Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Harmonica. Songs Hoodoo Man, Messin' with the Kid

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Peetie Wheatstraw
singer, blues, musician, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
William Bunch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues singer and pianist. Died in a car accident after car hit a standing freight train.

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Bukka White
singer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Booker T. Washington White
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Album The Complete Bukka White. Name is based on his real name Booker.

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Smoki Whitfield
actor, singer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Jordan Whitfield
Also Known As:
Jordan Whitfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Function at the Junction. Movies Bomba, the Jungle Boy, Born Yesterday

Tex Williams
singer, country, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Sollie Paul Williams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Western swing musician, talking blues style. Song Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6412 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Sonny Boy Williamson (original)
musician, blues, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
John Lee Williamson
Also Known As:
Sonny Boy Williamso
Nickname(s):
The Father of Modern Blues Harp
Gender:
Male
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Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Brief Facts:

Harmonica blues. Record/song Good Morning, School Girl in 1937 was a hit. His stage name widely copied. Killed after a mugging. See also Sonny Boy Williamson (more famous)

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Sonny Boy Williamson (more famous)
musician, blues, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Aleck Miller
Also Known As:
Sonny Boy Williamson II
Aleck "Rice" Miller
Rice Miller
Alex Miller
Nickname(s):
Willie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Brief Facts:

Died in Helena, Arkansas. Harmonica blues. Songs Fattenin' Frogs for Snakes, Bye Bye Bird. See also Sonny Boy Williamson (original)

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Nancy Wilson (Jazz)
singer, blues, jazz, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Wilson
Nickname(s):
Sweet Nancy
The Baby
Fancy Miss Nancy
The Girl With the Honey-Coated Voice
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Albums Turned to Blue, Yesterday's Love Songs/Today's Blues

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 27 September 1990

Johnny Winter
blues, singer, musician, producer

Real/Birth Name:
John Dawson Winter III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Produced albums featuring Muddy Waters

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Link Wray
musician, inventor, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Lincoln Wray Jr.
Also Known As:
F. L. Wray Sr.
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Invented the "power chord" and pioneered distorted electric guitar. Songs Rumble, Rawhide, Jack the Ripper

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