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Birthday
16, 1873
Birthplace
Florence, AL
Death Date
Mar 28, 1958 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1873
Birthplace
Florence, AL
Death Date
Mar 28, 1958 (84)

About

Blues composer and musician known as the Father of the Blues. He took the blues from being a regional genre to a mainstream one.

Before Fame

He was a teacher and worked at a pipe works plant before achieving success in the music industry.

Trivia

He was inducted into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He married Elizabeth Price in 1896. They had six children together.

Associated With

He was portrayed by Nat King Cole in the film St. Louis Blues from 1958.