Barbecue Bob

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Birthday
11, 1902
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Oct 21, 1931 (29)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
11, 1902
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Oct 21, 1931 (29)

About

Blues guitarist who recorded sixty-eight sides, including the "Barbecue Blues."

Before Fame

He was born with the name Robert Hicks but earned the name Barbecue Bob because he worked as a cook in a barbecue restaurant.

Trivia

He used the "flailing" style that is more often associated with the clawhammer banjo.

Family Life

His brother is fellow blues musician Charlie Hicks.

Associated With

He, Robert Johnson, and a handful of other legends are considered to be fathers of the blues.