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SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON


SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON


SUMMARY
 
Full Name: John Lee Curtis Williamson
 
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
Known For: Album, The Original Sonny Boy Williamson, Vol. 1
 
Instruments: Voice, Harmonica
Music Styles: Blues
 
Location: TN, United States of America
 
Web Site: http://www.infoplease.com/ipea/A0780961.html
 
Date Born: 30th March 1914
Location Born: Jacksonville, Tennessee, United States of America
 
Date Died: 1st June 1948
Location Died: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Murdered in street robbery
Memorial: Sonny Boy Williamson was murdered with an ice pick while returning home from a gig in the South Side of Chicago in 1948, during the height of his career.
 
Summary: One of the founding members of the post-War Chicago blues scene, Sonny Boy Williamson did more to popularize the harmonica than any of his contemporaries.
 
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