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35 Persons in the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame:

Location:
100 International Drive
Jackson, Mississippi
(in the Jackson/Evers International Airport)
Mail address:
PO Box 1270
Clinton, MS 39060
Web Site:

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.

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.

Bobbie Gentry

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Roberta Lee Streeter
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Brief Facts:

Song:Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Charley Pride

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charley Frank Pride
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
In the Negro American League for the team:Song:Country Music Hall of Fame 2000.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame..
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 21 July 1999.

Charlie Feathers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Arthur Feathers

Brief Facts:

Rockabilly singer.
Song:Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

David Banner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Levell Crump
Lavelle Crump
Birth Date:
Age:
44 or 45

Brief Facts:

Song:Movies:Mississippi Musicians 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.

Elvis Presley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elvis Aron Presley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
twin brother of
The same age as Jesse Presley.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Priscilla Presley by 10 years.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Movie:Died of a drug overdose.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1998.
Music City Walk of Fame 2008.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1990.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2001.
The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars:
A star at Riviera Hotel; ceremony: 26 September 2008.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 27 March 1994.

Faith Hill

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Audrey Faith Perry
Birth Date:
Age today:
50, 26 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Tim McGraw by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Adopted. Crossover star, pop and country.
Songs:Movie:Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Hank Cochran

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gaylord Perry Cochran

Relationships:

ex-husband of

Brief Facts:

Co-wrote song:with:Made popular by:Songs:Performed for a while with:- not related.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1974.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2014.

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.

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.

Jerry Butler

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Butler Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:with group:Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of The Impressions.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Impressions.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Impressions.

Jerry Lee Lewis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Lee Lewis
Nickname(s):
The Killer
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin of
cousin of

Brief Facts:

Rock and roll and country vocalist and pianist.
Songs:Controversial marriage to his cousin
Myra Gale Brown
who was 13 years old.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1988.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2008.
Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame 2002.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 June 1989.

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 Buffett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James William Buffett
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Book (novel):Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006.

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.

Junior Parker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Herman Parker Jr.
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:Song:Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Lance Bass

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Lance Bass
Birth Date:
Age today:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:TV series:Movie:Paid Russia for training as an astronaut, did not go.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

LeAnn Rimes

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Margaret LeAnn Rimes

Brief Facts:

Song and album:Song:went triple multiplatinum.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Leontyne Price

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Violet Leontyne Price
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than William Warfield by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Soprano opera singer. The first African-American top-earning prima donna at Metropolitan Opera.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 1980.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
National Medal of Arts 1985.

Marty Stuart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Marty Stuart
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Played with:Music City Walk of Fame 2009.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Mary Ann Mobley

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Ann Mobley
Also Known As:
Miss America 1959
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Gary Collins, until his earlier death.
Older than Gary Collins by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Miss America 1959, then later cohost of the pageant in 1989.
Movies:University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 1981.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Mickey Gilley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mickey Leroy Gilley
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

cousin of
cousin of

Brief Facts:

Honky-tonk piano.
Songs:First cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart.
The scene for movie:is his famous bar "Gilley's Club" in Pasadena, Texas.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2011.
Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame 2002.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6930 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 18 October 1984.

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.

Olu Dara

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Jones
Also Known As:
Yoruba Olu Dara
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Relationships:

father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Leading jazz trumpet and cornet player.
Album:Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

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.

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.

Sam Cooke

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Cook
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot to death - shooter never charged.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7051 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.

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.

Tammy Wynette

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Wynette Pugh
Nickname(s):
First Lady of Country Music
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55, 29 days before her 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than George Jones by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Often sang with:Songs:Country Music Hall of Fame 1998.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1993.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2009.

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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