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date: 21 April 2021

Waters, Muddylocked

(04 April 1915–30 April 1983)
  • Edward Komara

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Waters, Muddy (04 April 1915–30 April 1983), blues singer and guitarist, was born McKinley Morganfield in Rolling Forks, Mississippi, the son of Ollie Morganfield and Bertha Jones, sharecroppers. As a small child he enjoyed playing in the swampy puddles by the family home, so he was nicknamed “Muddy Waters” by his grandmother. In time he became better known by his childhood nickname than by his family name....

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