Eddy Clearwater, R.I.P.

Eddy Clearwater, A Chicago blues legend, has passed away due to heart failure.

Known as “The Chief,” Clearwater was born Edward Harrington in Macon, Mississippi. A self-taught guitarist, he began his career in Birmingham, performing with gospel music groups, including the Five Blind Boys of Alabama. After moving to Chicago in 1950, Clearwater drifted into the blues, making a name for himself as Guitar Eddy. [Billboard]

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