Magic Slim

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Birthday
7, 1937
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Feb 21, 2013 (75)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
7, 1937
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Feb 21, 2013 (75)

About

Born Morris Holt, he was a blues singer and guitarist who released albums including Born Under a Bad Sign.

Before Fame

He moved to Chicago in 1955 and played in a blues band called The Teardrops.

Trivia

He initially played piano but had to quit because he lost his pinky finger in a cotton gin accident.

Family Life

His brother Nick played bass in The Teardrops.

Associated With

He first won the W.C. Handy Award for blues in the 1980s, an award won in 2011 by John Hammond.