Junior Wells

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Birthday
9, 1934
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Jan 15, 1998 (63)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
9, 1934
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Jan 15, 1998 (63)

About

Born Amos Wells Blakemore, Jr. and better known by his stage name Junior Wells, this blues singer is remembered for his collaborations with fellow blues musicians Buddy Guy, Earl Hooker, and Muddy Waters. His numerous albums include Hoodoo Man Blues (1965), Chiefly Wells (1986), and Alone & Acoustic (1991).

Before Fame

He started playing the harmonica at age seven and recorded his first tracks in his late teens.

Trivia

His 1960 single "Little by Little" rose to a Top 25 position on Billboard's R&B chart.

Family Life

He was raised in West Memphis, Arkansas and Chicago, Illinois.

Associated With

His non-blues-genre musical collaborators include The Rolling Stones and Bonnie Raitt.

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