Bennie Smith

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Birthday
5, 1933
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Sep 10, 2006 (72)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
5, 1933
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Sep 10, 2006 (72)

About

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.

Trivia

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.