Fenton Robinson

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Birthday
23, 1935
Birthplace
Greenwood, MS
Death Date
Nov 24, 1997 (62)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
23, 1935
Birthplace
Greenwood, MS
Death Date
Nov 24, 1997 (62)

About

Chicago blues guitarist who was nominated for a Grammy Award for his second album, I Hear Some Blues Downstairs, in 1977.

Before Fame

He moved to Chicago, like so many of his fellow blues musicians, to escape the plantation work of the South.

Trivia

He was as big in Japan, where he was called "the mellow blues genius," as he was stateside.

Family Life

He grew up on a cotton plantation in Greenwood, Mississippi.

Associated With

Boz Skaggs' first record included the Felton-penned song "Somebody Loan Me a Dime," which was misattributed to Skaggs and touched off a lengthy court case.