Blind Lemon Jefferson

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Birthday
24, 1893
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Dec 19, 1929 (36)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
24, 1893
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Dec 19, 1929 (36)

About

Blues singer and guitarist who has often been referred to as the Father of Texas Blues. He is remembered for his high-pitched singing and virtuoso guitar playing on songs like "Matchbox Blues" and "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean."

Before Fame

He was born blind and worked as a street musician in East Texas as a teenager.

Trivia

The 2006 Christina Ricci film Black Snake Moan is named after one of his songs.

Family Life

He was one of eight children born to Clarissa and Alex Jefferson.

Associated With

His hit song "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" has been covered by a wide variety of artists, including fellow blues legend B.B. King.