Guess Who This Is

67 Persons in the Blues Hall of Fame:

Albert King

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Albert Nelson
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:Blues Hall of Fame 1983.
Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 2010.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6370 Delmar Boulevard.

Allen Toussaint

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Allen Toussaint
Also Known As:
Al Tousan
Allen Orange
Naomi Neville
Clarence Toussaint
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:Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
National Medal of Arts 2013.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Blues Hall of Fame 2012.

B.B. King

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

Relationships:

cousin of

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Album:Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 1995.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1989.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2003.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2006.
National Medal of Arts 1990.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2008.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 21 August 1990.

Bessie Smith

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Smith
Nickname(s):
Empress of the Blues
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:with:Died of injuries in a car accident.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1967.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1984.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981.

Big Bill Broonzy

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

Brief Facts:

A pioneer of the Chicago blues style.
Song:Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Big Joe Turner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Vernon Turner Jr.
Nickname(s):
Big Joe
Boss of the Blues
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:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Blues Hall of Fame 1983.

Big Maceo

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Major Merriweather
Also Known As:
Big Maceo Merriweather
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:Blues Hall of Fame 2002.

Big Mama Thornton

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Willie Mae Thornton
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:recorded 4 years before:recorded it.
Songs:Blues Hall of Fame 1984.

Billie Holiday

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Eleanora Fagan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000.
Blues Hall of Fame 1991.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1961.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1979.
National Women's Hall of Fame 2011.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1540 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 April 1986.

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lemon Henry Jefferson
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:Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Blind Willie McTell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Samuel McTell
Also Known As:
Blind Sammie
Georgia Bill
Red Hot Willie Glaze
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.
Blues Hall of Fame 1981.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1990.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Bo Diddley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ellas Otha Bates
Also Known As:
Ellas Bates McDaniel
Nickname(s):
The Originator
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth name Ellas Otha Bates. Later, adopted by mother's cousin, took name McDaniel.
Song:Known for his homemade rectangular-shaped guitar and his signature rhythm beat.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Blues Hall of Fame 2004.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1989.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Bobby Bland

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Calvin Bland
Also Known As:
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Blue Bland
Nickname(s):
Blue
The Lion of the Blues
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:Blues Hall of Fame 1981.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992.

Bonnie Raitt

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bonnie Lynn Raitt
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Song:Guitar Center RockWalk 1996.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2001.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Blues Hall of Fame 2010.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 19 March 2002.

Buddy Guy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Guy
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Albums:Owner of Chicago club Buddy Guy's Legends.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2005.
Blues Hall of Fame 1985.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1995.
National Medal of Arts 2003.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 2012.
Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Bukka White

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

Relationships:

cousin of

Brief Facts:

Album:Name is based on his real name Booker.
Blues Hall of Fame 1990.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Chuck Berry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edward Anderson Berry
Nickname(s):
Father of Rock and Roll
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Created the Rock and Roll style for guitar playing. Also the "duck walk".
Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Blues Hall of Fame 1985.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.
Kennedy Center Honors 2000.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1986.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1777 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 8 October 1987.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6504 Delmar Boulevard.

Dinah Washington

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Lee Jones
Nickname(s):
Queen of the Blues
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:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993.
Blues Hall of Fame 2003.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1991.
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1986.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.

Dr. John

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm John Rebennack Jr.
Also Known As:
Mac Rebennack
Dr. John the Night Tripper
Dr. John Creaux
Nickname(s):
Mac
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums:Movies:Pianist.
Blues Hall of Fame 2007.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Elmore James

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

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Postwar urban blues, responsible for slide-guitar styles that shaped rock.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1992.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Eric Clapton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eric Patrick Clapp
Nickname(s):
Slowhand
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Pattie Boyd by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Member rock band:Song:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000. Awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's 2003 New Year's Honors list.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010.
London Avenue of Stars.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Blues Hall of Fame 2015.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2004 as a member of Cream.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Cream.

Etta James

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jamesetta Hawkins
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:The latter is a variant of song:by:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993.
Blues Hall of Fame 2001.
Grammy Hall of Fame 1993.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 18 April 2003.

Fats Domino

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Antoine Dominique Domino Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Blues Hall of Fame 2003.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1998.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
National Medal of Arts 1998.
Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Freddie King

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Christian
Also Known As:
Freddy King
Nickname(s):
The Texas Cannonball
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.
Blues Hall of Fame 1982.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Furry Lewis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter E. Lewis
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:Blues Hall of Fame 2012.

Guitar Slim

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eddie Jones
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:fusion of gospel and blues. Died of pneumonia.
Blues Hall of Fame 2007.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Honeyboy Edwards

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Edwards
Also Known As:
David "Honeyboy" Edwards
Mr. Honey
Nickname(s):
Honeyboy
Honey Boy
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:Received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award on January 31, 2010.
Blues Hall of Fame 1996.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Hound Dog Taylor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Roosevelt Taylor
Nickname(s):
Hound Dog
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.) Blues Hall of Fame 1984. He had a small sixth finger on each hand, but amputated the extra finger from his right hand with a razor blade while drunk.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Howlin' Wolf

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Chester Arthur Burnett
Also Known As:
Howlin Wolf
Nickname(s):
Big Foot
Bull Cow
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:in 1962.
Album:featuring:plus:and others in backup.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1991.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Ike Turner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ike Wister Turner
Also Known As:
Izear Luster Turner Jr.
Nickname(s):
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Tina Turner by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Group:Songs:Death ruled a drug overdose on cocaine.
Blues Hall of Fame 2005.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2005.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of Ike & Tina Turner.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6659 Delmar Boulevard.

Jay McShann

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Columbus McShann
Nickname(s):
Hootie
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:Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1989.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1985.
Blues Hall of Fame 1988.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1998.

Jimmie Rodgers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Charles Rodgers
Nickname(s):
The Singing Brakeman
The Blue Yodeler
The Father of Country Music
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for his yodelling style.
Songs:Died of tuberculosis.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1961.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Blues Hall of Fame 2013.

Jimmy Reed

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mathias James Reed
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.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1991.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Jimmy Rogers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Blake Rogers
Nickname(s):
Jim
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
younger brother of
Younger than Will Rogers Jr. by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Blues Hall of Fame 1995.

John Hammond

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Paul Hammond
Also Known As:
John P. Hammond
John Hammond Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
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
.
Blues Hall of Fame 2011.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.

Johnny Otis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes
Also Known As:
John Veliotis
Johnny Otis Show
Nickname(s):
Godfather of Rhythm and Blues
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:Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994.
Blues Hall of Fame 2000.

Johnny Winter

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

Brief Facts:

Produced albums featuring:Blues Hall of Fame 1988.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1998.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Junior Wells

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Amos Wells Blackmore Jr.
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:Blues Hall of Fame 1998.

Koko Taylor

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Cora Walton
Also Known As:
KoKo Taylor
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:Songs:Blues Hall of Fame 1997.

Lead Belly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Huddie William Ledbetter
Also Known As:
Leadbelly
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:

Songs:which became a folk hit for the group:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988.
Blues Hall of Fame 1986.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980.
Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Lightnin' Hopkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sam Hopkins
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.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Little Richard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Wayne Penniman
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Music City Walk of Fame 2008.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1990.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1984.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Blues Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Little Walter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marion Walter Jacobs
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.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2008. Also singer and guitarist.
Album:Song:Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Louis Jordan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Louis Thomas Jordan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Blues Hall of Fame 1983.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1998.
Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1998.

Ma Rainey

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Gertrude Pridgett
Nickname(s):
Mother of the Blues
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:Arrested for indecency - a party with naked women.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990.
Blues Hall of Fame 1983.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1992.

Magic Sam

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Gene Maghett
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.
Blues Hall of Fame 1982.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Memphis Slim

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Len Chatman
Also Known As:
Peter Chatman
Nickname(s):
Peter
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.
Blues Hall of Fame 1989.

Muddy Waters

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
McKinley Morganfield
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2005.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Peetie Wheatstraw

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Bunch
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.
Blues Hall of Fame 2008. Died in a car accident after car hit a standing freight train.

Pinetop Perkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joe Willie Perkins
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:Blues Hall of Fame 2003.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Professor Longhair

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Roeland Byrd
Nickname(s):
Roy
Fess
The Picasso of Keyboard Funk
The Bach of Rock
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

New Orleans piano player.
Song:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992.
Blues Hall of Fame 1981.
Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Ray Charles

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Charles Robinson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Blues Hall of Fame 1982.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1993.
Kennedy Center Honors 1986.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1979.
National Medal of Arts 1993. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 October 1981.

Robert Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Leroy Johnson
Also Known As:
R. L. Spencer
Robert Spencer
Robert Lonnie Johnson
Nickname(s):
King of the Delta Blues

Brief Facts:

Subject of the movie:Song:Poisoned.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1999.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Ruth Brown

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Alston Weston
Nickname(s):
Miss Rhythm
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Brief Facts:

Movie:Won a Tony Award for her part in the Broadway revue:Song:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993.
Blues Hall of Fame 2002.
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1992.

Sippie Wallace

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Beulah Thomas
Nickname(s):
The Texas Nightingale
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:

Blues Hall of Fame 2003.
Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 1993.

Son House

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

Brief Facts:

Songs:Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Son Seals

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Seals
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:Blues Hall of Fame 2009.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Sonny Boy Williamson (more famous)

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

Brief Facts:

Died in Helena, Arkansas. Harmonica blues.
Songs:See also:Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Sonny Boy Williamson (original)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Lee Williamson
Also Known As:
Sonny Boy Williamso
Nickname(s):
The Father of Modern Blues Harp
Birth Date:
Death Date:
1948
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Harmonica blues.
Record/song:in 1937 was a hit. His stage name widely copied. Killed after a mugging.
See also:Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Sonny Terry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Saunders Terrell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22

Brief Facts:

Blues Hall of Fame 1987.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Ray Vaughan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Band:Died in a helicopter crash, Songs:Ranked #7 in the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Blues Hall of Fame 2000.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.

Sunnyland Slim

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Albert Luandrew
Also Known As:
Dr. Clayton's Buddy
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.
Blues Hall of Fame 1991.

T-Bone Walker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Thibeaux Walker
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:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2002.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Taj Mahal

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

Brief Facts:

Sountrack for movie:Album:A noted musicographer studying blues.
Blues Hall of Fame 2009.

Tampa Red

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hudson Woodbridge
Also Known As:
Hudson Whitaker
Nickname(s):
The Guitar Wizard
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:Blues Hall of Fame 1981.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

W.C. Handy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Christopher Handy
Also Known As:
W C Handy
Nickname(s):
Father of the Blues
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:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983.
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1985.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1987.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981.
Blues Hall of Fame 2010.

Willie Dixon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William James Dixon
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:recorded by others.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1989.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015.
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