Who died this date in 1983....one of the most influential blues musicians of all time. His impact extends to blues, rhythm and blues, rock 'n' roll, hard rock, folk, jazz, and country.
The Rolling Stones named themselves after his 1950 hit song "Rollin' Stone". Read more about him here.
Your editor had the privilege of seeing him with Bonnie Rait at Carnegie Hall in the 70's.