Legendary Blues guitarist Buddy Guy is celebrating his 82nd birthday today. Budd…
Written by megarock on July 30, 2018
Legendary Blues guitarist Buddy Guy is celebrating his 82nd birthday today. Buddy is a mainstay of the Chicago blues and has influenced white blues-rock musicians such as, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
During the 1960s Guy was a member of Muddy Waters’ band and was a house guitarist at Chess Records. Guy had a long musical partnership with harmonica player Junior Wells.
Guy was ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.
While Buddy was a ‘house’ guitar player at Chess Records, the company didn’t want to let him to do any of his own records because label owner Leonard Chess thought his music was ‘noise’.
And a beautiful noise it was. Do you ever listen to his music?
Happy Birthday Mr. Guy!!!