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Buddy Guy


George “Buddy” Guy is born in Lettsworth, Louisiana.


Buddy Guy boards a train from Louisiana to Chicago, where he’ll quickly sink roots on the blues scene.


Buddy Guy’s debut single - “Sit and Cry (The Blues),” written by Willie Dixon - is released on the Artistic label.


Buddy Guy’s first session at Chess Records as a solo artist yields the classic “First Time I Met the Blues.”


Buddy Guy records “Ten Years Ago,” the first of many collaborations with harmonica player Junior Wells.


Buddy Guy’s “Stone Crazy” enters Billboard’s R&B chart, peaking at #12.


Buddy Guy tours Britain for the first time, where he shares stages with the Yardbirds and Rod Stewart.


Buddy Guy releases A Man and His Blues, his first album for the Vanguard label.


A informal acoustic session involving Buddy Guy, Junior Mance and Junior Wells yields Buddy and the Juniors, released on Blue Thumb.


The duo album Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play the Blues - produced two years earlier by Eric Clapton, Ahmet Ertegun and Tom Dowd - is finally released on Atco.


Buddy Guy performs at the Montreux Jazz Festival with a band that includes bassist Bill Wyman, pianist Pinetop Perkins and harmonica player Junior Wells. Years later it will be released as Drinkin’ TNT ‘n’ Smokin’ Dynamite.


A Buddy Guy session in Chicago yields an album issued in the U.K. a year later as DJ Play My Blues. It will be his last recording for nine years.


Buddy Guy opens Legends, a blues club, in his hometown of Chicago.


Buddy Guy’s career gets a boost with his head-turning performances as a guest on the last three night’s of Eric Clapton’s stand at London’s Royal Albert Hall.


Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues, by Buddy Guy, enters Billboard’s Top 200 album chart. It is the first album in his lengthy career to do so.


Buddy Guy’s Feels Like Rain, the hotly anticipated followup to 1991’s Damn Right I Got the Blues, is released.


Buddy Guy receives Billboard’s prestigious Century Award.


Buddy Guy’s Live! The Real Deal, recorded in New York and Chicago with pianist Johnnie Johnson, guitarist G.E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live Band, is released.


Buddy Guy records the album Sweet Tea at a rural studio in north Mississippi.


Buddy Guy is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the twentieth annual induction dinner.

Buddy Guy