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General Information

Name:  Buddy Guy  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Other

Born: 1936 in Lettsworth, Louisiana


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Buddy moved to Chicago in 1957.

Biographical and Professional Information

Buddy is a blues guitarist and singer. Critically acclaimed, he is a pioneer of the Chicago blues sound and has served as an influence to some of the most notable musicians of his generation. "A key influence on Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy put the Louisiana hurricane in 1960s electric Chicago blues as a member of Muddy Waters' band and as a house guitarist at Chess Records.

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