Bennie Smith


Birthday October 5, 1933

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Missouri

DEATH DATE Sep 10, 2006 (72)

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Known as the Dean of Blues in St. Louis, he was an electric guitarist who worked as a session musician, as well as a soloist.

Before Fame

He worked as a session musician for many years before making a name for himself.


September 2nd became known as "Bennie Smith Day" in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.

Family Life

He was given his first guitar by his older brother Ivory.

Associated With

He recorded several songs in collaboration with rock pioneer Ike Turner.