Mississippi singer and guitarist who is known as the King of the Delta Blues and who sang songs like "When You Got a Good Friend."
He felt a tinge of guilt for pursuing a career in what was termed "Devil's music" instead of farming.
He was ranked #71 on Rolling Stone's Greatest Guitarists of All Time list in 2011.
He married Virginia Travis in 1929 and he had a child with Vergie Mae Smith while living in Martinsville. He married Caletta Craft in 1931.
He inspired a number of legendary musicians including folk icon Bob Dylan.