Sonny Boy Williamson

Born 5 December 1899. Died 25 May 1965.

Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, 1899-1965

Biography

Alex Miller (possibly December 5, 1912 – May 25, 1965), known professionally as Sonny Boy Williamson, was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, from Mississippi. He is acknowledged as one of the most charismatic and influential blues musicians, with considerable prowess on the harmonica and creative songwriting skills. He recorded successfully in the 1950s and 1960s, and had a direct influence on later blues and rock performers.

His head stone found in or near Tutwiler, Mississippi, list his name as Aleck Miller, his birth date as March 11, 1908 and date of death as June 23, 1965.

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