Tommy Bankhead

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Birthday
24, 1931
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Dec 16, 2000 (69)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
24, 1931
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Dec 16, 2000 (69)

About

Blues guitarist known for being a fixture in the St. Louis blue scene for more than 50 years. He is known for backing musicians like Howlin' Wolf and Joe Hill Louis.

Before Fame

He was born in Mississippi but moved to St. Louis as a young man, where he played the guitar, bass, and harmonica for a living.

Trivia

Later in life, he toured as bandleader in his band Tommy Bankhead and the Blues Eldoradoes.

Family Life

His father was a musician who also played guitar professionally.

Associated With

He served as a backing musician for renowned guitarist Elmore James, who was also his cousin.