Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters

The Hoochie Coochie Man defined Chicago blues.

Founded

April 4, 1913 in Issaquena County, Mississippi

Full Name

McKinley Morganfield

Date of Birth

April 4, 1913 in Issaquena County, Mississippi

Still Alive

Date of Death

April 30, 1983 in Westmont, Illinois

Later Influenced

The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page

Muddy Waters live at the Country Club, London 1 December 1970.
Muddy Waters live at the Country Club, London 1 December 1970.

About The artist

"Muddy Waters was the single most important artist to emerge in post-war American blues. A peerless singer, a gifted songwriter, an able guitarist, and leader of one of the strongest bands in the genre."
Mark Deming from Allmusic.com

"I first heard him as a little boy, and it scared me to death."
Jimi Hendrix

Did you know...

The Rolling Stones named themselves after Muddy Waters' 1950 song "Rollin' Stone."

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