Muddy Waters

Guitarist

Birthday April 4, 1915

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Mississippi

DEATH DATE Apr 30, 1983 (68)

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About

Grammy Award-winning guitarist who was dubbed the father of modern Chicago blues. He helped inspire the 1960s British blues movement with hit such as "I Just Want to Make Love to You" and "I'm Ready."

Before Fame

He started out on the harmonica, but ended up playing the guitars at parties.

Trivia

As a bluesman, he influenced Jimi Hendrix, who did a number of covers of his, including 'Hoochie Coochie Man.'

Family Life

He married Marya Jean Brooks on June 5, 1979. He had five children.

Associated With

The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger named his band after Waters' song "Rollin' Stone."

Video

Muddy Waters Highlights
Muddy Waters Highlights