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Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters

McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues"

Did you know these fun facts about Muddy?

  • Muddy Waters grew up on Stovall Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi, and by age 17 was playing the guitar and the harmonica, emulating local blues artists Son House and Robert Johnson
  • Muddy was a major influence on Angus Young of AC/DC
  • Muddy appeared on “The Last Waltz,” Scorsese’s famed rocumentary/concert of The Band’s final farewell
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