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Buddy Guy

Born 30 July 1936.
Buddy Guy

Biography

George "Buddy" Guy (born July 30, 1936) is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of the Chicago blues and has influenced white blues-rock musicians such as, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In the 1960s Guy was a member of Muddy Waters' band and was a house guitarist at Chess Records. Guy had a long musical partnership with harmonica player Junior Wells.

Guy was ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time", 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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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Live at Legends

    Live at Legends 2013

    Reviewed by Robin Denselow
    Super live cuts and studio extras which offer proof of Guy’s ageless appeal.
  2. Review of Living Proof

    Living Proof 2010

    Reviewed by Robin Denselow
    The Chicago legend has released what is surely the blues album of the year.
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