Eddy Clearwater, R.I.P.

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

Known as “The ,” 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 . After moving to in 1950, Clearwater drifted into the blues, making a name for himself as Guitar Eddy. [Billboard]

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