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The Velvet Underground with Nico.

Nico, Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, John Cale and Maureen Tucker of the band The Velvet Underground 1966

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Standing L-R: Jimmy Rogers, Muddy Waters, Walter Horton, Pinetop Perkins & Bob Margolin / Seated L-R: Jerry Portnoy, Johnny Winter & Willie 'Big-Eyes' Smith

Albert King was an American blues guitarist and singer, and a major influence in the world of blues guitar playing. King was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in May 2013.

Albert King was an American blues guitarist and singer, and a major influence in the world of blues guitar playing. King was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in May

MUSIC: "Lead Belly" - Huddie William Ledbetter did vocals, guitar and accordion. His genres were Delta and country blues. In 1912 he wrote a song about the Titanic and boxer Jack Johnson, although the song incorrectly connected Johnson with the Titanic. Ledbetter's temper led to trouble with the law. In 1915, he was convicted of carrying a pistol. In 1918, he was imprisoned after killing a relative over a woman. There was no doubt about Led Belly's talent if he could stay out of trouble.

Today in American blues legend, Huddie William Ledbetter aka Leadbelly died

George "Buddy" Guy (born July 30, 1936)[1] is an American blues guitarist and singer

George "Buddy" Guy (born July is an American blues guitarist and singer. Hailed by Eric Clapton in Musician magazine as “the greatest guitar player alive”.

Mitch's Muse: 27th annual Charlie Christian International Music Festival kicks off in Oklahoma City on May 29

Charlie Christian July Jazz guitarist Charlie Christian was born. He was an important early performer on the electric guitar, and a key figure in the development of bebop and cool jazz. In the late he contracted tuberculosis and died in 1942 at age

Paul Butterfield

Paul Butterfield December 1942 – 4 May was an American blues vocalist and harmonica player, who founded the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the early and performed at the original Woodstock Festival. He died of drug-related heart failure.

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