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T-Bone Walker
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    (May 28, 1910-March 16, 1975)
    Born in Linden, Texas
    Birth name was Aaron Thibeaux Walker
    Blues guitarist and singer
    Songs include 'Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad),' 'T-Bone Shuffle,' 'Mean Old World' and 'Let's Have A Natural Ball'
    Inducted into the Blues (1980) and Rock and Roll (1987) Halls of Fame
    On his first records, he was billed as 'Oak Cliff T-Bone.'
    He and jazz musician Charlie Christian disputed which one of them was first to play electric guitar.
    He suffered chronic ulcers from overwork and excessive alcohol consumption.
    B.B. King said that 'Call It Stormy Monday' inspired him to begin playing guitar, adding 'That was the best sound I ever heard.'
    His playing and his acrobatic stage moves, such as doing splits and playing guitar behind his back, influenced Chuck Berry.
    Rolling Stone magazine said he 'invented the guitar solo as we know it.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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