Buddy Guy

Blues, Musical Artist

1936 –

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Who is Buddy Guy?

George "Buddy" Guy is an American blues guitarist and singer. Critically acclaimed, he is a pioneer of the Chicago blues sound and has served as an influence to some of the most notable musicians of his generation, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In the 1960s Guy was a member of Muddy Waters' band and was a house guitarist at Chess Records. He can be heard on Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor" and Koko Taylor's "Wang Dang Doodle" as well as on his own Chess sides and the series of records he made with harmonica player Junior Wells.

Ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time", Guy is known for his showmanship on stage: playing his guitar with drumsticks or strolling into the audience while playing solos. His song "Stone Crazy" was ranked 78th in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time.

Guy's autobiography, When I Left Home: My Story, was released on May 8, 2012.

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Born
Jul 30, 1936
Lettsworth
Also known as
  • George Guy
  • Guy, Buddy
  • George "Buddy" Guy
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Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Louisiana

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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