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]
RIP The Chief! …first saw him with Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Soul to Soul tour…December 6, 1985 at the Aragon Ballroom…the place went crazy when Eddy stormed out in full headdress! That Blues session in Heaven is getting hotter and hotter! pic.twitter.com/Iuj4AsM1nN
— bpm (@bpm710) June 1, 2018
— Jason Michael (@JasonMichael007) June 2, 2018