Little Walter

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Birthday
1, 1930
Birthplace
Marksville, LA
Death Date
Feb 15, 1968 (37)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
1, 1930
Birthplace
Marksville, LA
Death Date
Feb 15, 1968 (37)

About

American blues singer known for his virtuoso harmonica playing. He is best remembered for songs like "Juke" and "My Babe."

Before Fame

He left school at age 12 and began perfecting his musicianship while playing with much older blues musicians.

Trivia

His compilation album The Best of Little Walter was ranked #198 by Rolling Stone magazine on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Family Life

His daughter Marion helped to establish the Little Walter Foundation in Chicago.

Associated With

He was the featured harmonica player on recordings by artists like Bo Diddley.