Robert Lockwood Jr.

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Birthday
27, 1915
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Nov 21, 2006 (91)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1915
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Nov 21, 2006 (91)

About

Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist who played with Sonny Boy Williamson and contributed to records of other great musicians.

Before Fame

He was taught guitar, as well as how to conduct himself on stage by Robert Johnson, one of the greatest Delta bluesmen of the time.

Trivia

His custom twelve-string electric guitar was placed on permanent exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he himself was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He was born in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas, a small village west of Helena, where he began his musical career playing the church organ at age of eight.

Associated With

He earned his first Grammy Award for his live album with Eric Clapton, recorded at the first Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas.