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14 Persons in the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame:

Location:
Louisiana State Museum
Baton Rouge, LA
Web Site:
Years Active:
from 1982

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.

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.

Chuck Mitchell

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Thomas Mitchell Jr.
Also Known As:
Chuck "Porky" Mitchell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of bar owner Porky in movies Porky's, Porky's II: The Next Day, Porky's Revenge. Movies Better Off Dead, Don't Answer the Phone. TV series General Hospital. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Cosimo Matassa

Real/Birth Name:
Cosimo Vincent Matassa
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Recording engineer and studio owner, early rock and roll. Blues Hall of Fame 2013. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012.

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.

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, 29 days before his 78th birthday
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.

Earl King

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Silas Johnson
Also Known As:
Handsome Earl
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

New Orleans. Louisiana Blues 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Professor Longhair

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Roeland Byrd
Nickname(s):
Roy
Fess
The Picasso of Keyboard Funk
The Bach of Rock
Gender:
Male
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 Stag-O-Lee. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992. Blues Hall of Fame 1981. 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.
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