Luther Allison

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Birthday
17, 1939
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Aug 12, 1997 (57)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
17, 1939
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Aug 12, 1997 (57)

About

American blues guitarist who has released his own albums since the late 1960s and played with Howlin' Wolf's band as well as backup for James Cotton.

Before Fame

He had a big break in 1957 when he was invited up on stage at a Howlin' Wolf show and was later signed to a record deal by Freddie King.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1998.

Family Life

He was raised in Widener, Arkansas until the age of 12 and then moved with his family to Chicago.

Associated With

He was called "the Bruce Springsteen of the blues" by the Chicago Sun-Times in 2000.