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Buddy Ace

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
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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

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

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:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Group Hank Ballard & The Midnighters. Wrote songs The Twist, Work with Me, Annie. Invented the Twist dance. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of Hank Ballard & The Midnighters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of Hank Ballard & The Midnighters.

Barbecue Bob

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

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:

Scrapper Blackwell

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:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Song How Long, How Long Blues. Shot and killed during a mugging. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2012.

Bobby Bland

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1981. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Big Bill Broonzy

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:

Brief Facts:

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

Gatemouth Brown

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!. Blues Hall of Fame 1999. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Bumble Bee Slim

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

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. Blues Hall of Fame 2006. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

JJ Cale

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

Real/Birth Name:
Ryland Peter Cooder
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
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. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Steve Cropper

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Lee Cropper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76, 26 days before his 77th 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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.

Andra Day

Real/Birth Name:
Cassandra Monique Batie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
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

Real/Birth Name:
John Moore
Also Known As:
Deacon John Moore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2008. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame 2000.

Willie Dixon

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. 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.

Thomas A. Dorsey

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:

Brief Facts:

Considered the founder of "black gospel" church music. Composer of songs Peace in the Valley, Take My Hand, Precious Lord. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1979. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1994. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1982.

Dr. John

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:
Age today:
77
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. Blues Hall of Fame 2007. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Snooks Eaglin

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

Brief Facts:

Blind guitarist. New Orleans R&B and jazz. Known for unusual and excellent picking. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Honeyboy Edwards

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1996. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

T-Model Ford

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

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. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Peter Green

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Allen Greenbaum
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 34 days before his 72nd birthday
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. Guitar Center RockWalk 1998. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Fleetwood Mac.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of Fleetwood Mac.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of Fleetwood Mac.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Fleetwood Mac for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Guitar Slim

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. Blues Hall of Fame 2007. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Arlo Guthrie

Real/Birth Name:
Arlo Davy Guthrie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Song Alice's Restaurant Massacree. Movie Alice's Restaurant. Political activist - songs of protest against injustice. Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Buddy Guy

Real/Birth Name:
George Guy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
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. 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.

John Hammond

Real/Birth Name:
John Paul Hammond
Also Known As:
John P. Hammond
John Hammond Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
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.

W.C. Handy

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. 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. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Slim Harpo

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. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Woody Herman

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. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6805 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Rocky Hill

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.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Group American Blues. Album Midnight Creepers

John Lee Hooker

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 11 September 1997.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lightnin' Hopkins

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

Linda Hopkins

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 Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 October 2005.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Son House

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

Brief Facts:

Songs Walking Blues, Preachin' the Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Howlin' Wolf

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1991. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Hozier

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Hozier-Byrne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
28
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

Elmore James

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:

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.

Etta James

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. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Blind Lemon Jefferson

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Lonnie Johnson

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1990. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2010. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Robert Johnson

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

Brief Facts:

Subject of the movie Crossroads. Song Terraplane Blues. 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. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017.

Kansas Joe McCoy

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'

Real/Birth Name:
Kevin Moore
Also Known As:
Keb Mo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66, 8 days before his 67th 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. Guitar Center RockWalk 2007.

Albert King

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1983. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 2010. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2013. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6370 Delmar Boulevard.

B.B. King

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. 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. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 21 August 1990.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Freddie King

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1982. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Eddie Kirkland

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

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

Bettye LaVette

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Haskins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
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. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016.

Lead Belly

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:

Songs Rock Island Line, Cotton Fields, The Midnight Special, Goodnight, Irene which became a folk hit for the group The Weavers. 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.

Ledisi

Real/Birth Name:
Ledisi Anibade Young
Also Known As:
Ledisi Young
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
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

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. Blues Hall of Fame 2012. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2014.

Smiley Lewis

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

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2008. Also singer and guitarist. Album The Essential Little Walter. Song Juke. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Big Maceo

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. Blues Hall of Fame 2002.

Lonnie Mack

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!. International Guitar Hall of Fame 2001. Southeastern Indiana Musicians' Association Hall of Fame 2001. Rockabilly Hall of Fame 2005. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2006.

Magic Slim

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. Blues Hall of Fame 2017.

John Mayer

Real/Birth Name:
John Clayton Mayer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
40, 21 days before his 41st 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

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

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The Global Doo Wop Coalition Music Hall of Fame 2014. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Drifters.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Drifters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Drifters.

Jay McShann

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. 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.

Blind Willie McTell

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1981. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1990. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Memphis Minnie

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Steve Miller

Real/Birth Name:
Steven H. Miller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 15 days before his 75th 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. Woodrow Wilson High School Hall of Fame 2009. Guitar Center RockWalk 2005. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street as a member of band: Steve Miller Band for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 July 1987.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1750 Vine Street as a member of band: Steve Miller Band for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 July 1987.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mississippi Slim (blues)

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

Samuel David Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel David Hicks
Also Known As:
Sam Moore
Sam
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 17 days before his 83rd 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 Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of Sam & Dave.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of Sam & Dave.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Sam & Dave.

Jelly Roll Morton

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998. Claimed he wrote songs Alabama Bound, Tiger Rag, copyrighted by others. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1963. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Moon Mullican

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. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1976. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Grand Ole Opry.

Matt "Guitar" Murphy

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. Blues Hall of Fame 2012. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

King Oliver

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. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1984. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1984.

Johnny Otis

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994. Blues Hall of Fame 2000. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017.

Robert Palmer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Alan Palmer
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

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

Junior Parker

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

Pinetop Perkins

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. Blues Hall of Fame 2003. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Piano Red

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." Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1983.

Doc Pomus

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1992.

Dave Prater

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. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1997. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of Sam & Dave.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of Sam & Dave.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Sam & Dave.

Ma Rainey

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. 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.

Bonnie Raitt

Real/Birth Name:
Bonnie Lynn Raitt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
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. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Tampa Red

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1981. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

A.C. Reed

Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Corthen
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Blues saxophonist. Albums Junk Food, I Got Money

Jimmy Reed

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1991. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Little Jimmy Reed

Real/Birth Name:
Leon Atkins
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Guitarist from Enterprise, Alabama.

Sylvia Robinson

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

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1982. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Son Seals

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. Blues Hall of Fame 2009. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Seasick Steve

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

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1989.

Bessie Smith

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. 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 1987. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2008.

Pinetop Smith

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:

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1991.

Sunnyland Slim

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1991.

Taj Mahal

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. Blues Hall of Fame 2009.

Hound Dog Taylor

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.) 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.

Koko Taylor

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1997.

Flash Terry

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. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1994. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2003.

Big Mama Thornton

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1984.

Allen Toussaint

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. 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.

Big Joe Turner

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Blues Hall of Fame 1983.

Tom Waits

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Alan Waits
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011.

T-Bone Walker

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. 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.

Sippie Wallace

Real/Birth Name:
Beulah 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:

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

Washboard Sam

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

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. 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. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012.

Junior Wells

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1998.

Peetie Wheatstraw

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. Blues Hall of Fame 2008. Died in a car accident after car hit a standing freight train.

Bukka White

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1990. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Tex Williams

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). Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1983. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6412 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sonny Boy Williamson (more famous)

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
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in Helena, Arkansas. Harmonica blues. Songs Fattenin' Frogs for Snakes, Bye Bye Bird. See also Sonny Boy Williamson (original). Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Sonny Boy Williamson (original)

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

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). Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Nancy Wilson (Jazz)

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:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums Turned to Blue, Yesterday's Love Songs/Today's Blues. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1999. Guitar Center RockWalk 1986. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 27 September 1990.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Johnny Winter

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
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Link Wray

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. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. International Guitar Hall of Fame.
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