Jimmy Reed

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Birthday
6, 1925
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Aug 29, 1976 (50)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
6, 1925
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Aug 29, 1976 (50)

About

Electric blues guitar player and songwriter who was posthumously inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. He influenced The Rolling Stones and The Steve Miller Band among many others.

Before Fame

He began to learn music by training on a harmonica and learning to play guitar starting in 1925.

Trivia

Three of his singles peaked in the top 5 of U.S. R&B charts and they were "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby," "Honest I Do," and "Bright Lights, Big City."

Family Life

Following his service in the Navy, he married Mary Reed in 1945.

Associated With

He even influenced The King, Elvis Presley, as Elvis recorded several of his songs.