MUDDY WATERS Biography - Musicians


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Name: Muddy Waters                                                               
Birth name: McKinley Morganfield                                                 
Also known as The Father of Chicago Blues                                       
Born: 4 April 1913 Issaquena County, Mississippi                                 
Died: 30 April 1983 Westmont, Illinois                                           
Genre(s): Chicago blues, Delta blues, Electric blues                             
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, guitarist, bandleader                         
Instrument: Guitar                                                               
McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 - April 30, 1983), better known as Muddy     
Waters, was an American blues musician and is generally considered "the Father   
of Chicago blues". He is also the actual father of blues musicians Big Bill     
Morganfield and Larry 'Muddy Junior' Williams.                                   
Considered one of the greatest bluesmen of all time, Muddy Waters was a huge     
inspiration for the British beat explosion in the 1960s and considered by       
many to be one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.         
In 2004 Waters was ranked #17 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100       
Greatest Artists of All Time.