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Little Walter
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Musician
    (May 1, 1930-February 15, 1968)
    Born in Marksville, Louisiana
    Birth name was Marion Walter Jacobs
    Harmonica player and blues singer
    Recorded the songs 'Juke,' 'Sad Hours,' 'Mean Old World,' 'Tell Me Mama,' 'Blues with a Feeling,' 'You Better Watch Yourself,' 'Last Night' and 'My Babe'
    Inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2008) as a sideman for his work with Muddy Waters
    He ran away from home at 12 to play in the clubs.
    He was an alcoholic with a vicious temper.
    Towards the end of the life, he would rant while waving a pistol around, both on and off stage.
    Commenting on his drinking and drug use, Muddy Waters said, 'Little Walter was dead ten years before he died.'
    He was one of the first blues musicians to amplify his harmonica.
    He revolutionized blues harmonica the way Jimi Hendrix revolutionized rock guitar.
    'Juke' was named one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's '500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.'
    After the success of 'Juke,' he became the first Chicago blues musician to play New York's legendary Apollo Theater (1952).
    He died from head injuries inflicted in a street fight.

Credit: C. Fishel


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