Guitarist who released hits like "Have You Ever Loved A Woman" and was ranked #15 on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
He worked picking cotton on the fields to afford his first guitar, taking his early lessons from his mother and uncle.
He had six children with his wife Jessie Burnett, following her from Chicago back to Texas when she disapproved of his Chicago lifestyle.
He, along with Albert King and B.B. King, were collectively referred to as the Three Kings of electric blues guitar.