T-Bone Walker

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Birthday
28, 1910
Birthplace
Linden, TX
Death Date
Mar 16, 1975 (64)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
28, 1910
Birthplace
Linden, TX
Death Date
Mar 16, 1975 (64)

About

Blues guitarist and singer who pioneered jump and electric blues and who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Before Fame

He was shown the ropes by family friend Blind Lemon Jefferson.

Trivia

He was the first musician to use the electric guitar for blues music.

Family Life

He was born to parents Movelia Jimerson and Rance Walker, who were both musicians. Marco Washington, his step-father, taught him to play the guitar, violin, and piano.

Associated With

In 1962, he appeared at the American Folk Blues Festival with Willie Dixon .