Buddy Guy

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Buddy Guy

Blues musician Buddy Guy was born George Guy on July 30, 1936, in Lettsworth, Louisiana. Guy was born to Sam and Isabel Guy as one of five children. At 7 years old, he gained a budding interest in music. By the age of 19, Guy had begun working at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge as a custodian. Also by this time, he had managed to get his first real guitar and begun playing in clubs around Baton Rouge. Though he continued to hone his musical skills, it wasn't until the summer of 1957 that Guy decided to pursue a career in music. During the hot Louisiana summer, a friend of Guy's suggested that Guy try his luck as a musician in the Windy City.Shortly after arriving in Chicago, Guy met Otis Rush, who introduced the green musician to a location that Guy would grow to become very familiar with, the 708 Club. While playing at the 708 Club, Guy met one of his idols, the legendary Muddy Waters. Guy became a frequent performer at the 708 Club, and was eventually discovered by composer Willie Dixon. Through Dixon, he was able to land a contract as a guitarist with Chess Records.

1936 - Born On July 30th1957 - Decided To Pursue A Career In Music1967 - Released "Left My Blues In San Francisco"90's - Won A Grammy2003 - Recorded First Acoustic Blues Album "Blues Singer"

Buddy Released Many Albums, And Went On Tours. Buddy Was Inducted Into The Rock ' Roll Hall Of Fame And Also Received The Gramy Lifetime Achievement Award. He Is Often Described As The Best Guitar Player Alive.

A string of popular albums were released by Guy from the '60s through the '80s. It was also during this time that the blues musician developed a devoted rock 'n' roll following. Several popular rock artists, including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck, cite Guy as a major musical inspiration.


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