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The Blues Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

"Simple music is the hardest to play," Albert Collins once said, "and blues is simple music." The death of a blues legend can leave us with a collective sense of loss and nostalgia for an era gone by. This memorial site was created to honor and remember blues musicians, singers, songwriters and others who have contributed to this truly American music.
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The The Blues: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Tony Joe White

Tony Joe White was a “swamp rock” legend who wrote the classic songs “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night in Georgia.” White grew up in Louisiana and began performing at school dances. He signed with Monument Records in 1967, first hitting the charts in 1969 with “Polk Salad Annie.” White’s “swamp rock” music had elements of Cajun, country, blues, rock, and R&B. He was inspired to write songs about his life after hearing Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe.” He wrote “Rainy Night in...
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Otis Rush Obituary (AP News)

Otis Rush (1934 – 2018) was a legendary Chicago...

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Denise LaSalle Obituary (AP News)

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