Elmore James

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Birthday
27, 1918
Birthplace
Richland, MS
Death Date
May 24, 1963 (45)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
27, 1918
Birthplace
Richland, MS
Death Date
May 24, 1963 (45)

About

King of the Slide Guitar who was also a singer and songwriter, recording songs like "Shake Your Moneymaker."

Before Fame

His first instrument was a diddley bow, which he got when he was twelve.

Trivia

He was a contemporary of Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King.

Family Life

He married Minnie Mae in 1942, then Georgianna Crump in 1947, and then Janice in 1954.

Associated With

He and Muddy Waters were both esteemed blues musicians.