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Full Name: Walter Lewis
Description: Guitarist, USA
Known For: Furry was famous for his ability to sing and play acoustic guitar with a bottleneck slide.
Instruments: Voice, Guitar
Music Styles: Blues
Location: United States of America
Web Site: http://billslater.com/furry.htm
Date Born: 6th March 1893
Location Born: Greenwood, Michigan, United States of America
Date Died: 14th August 1981
Location Died: Hollywood, California, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Pneumonia
Memorial: He is buried in the Hollywood Cemetery in South Memphis, where his grave bears two headstones.
Summary: Walter E. Lewis was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, but his family moved to Memphis when he was aged seven. Lewis acquired the nickname "Furry" from childhood playmates.
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