The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Muddy Waters

Induction category: Performer
Presented by: Paul Butterfield

Biography

Muddy Waters (vocals, guitar; born April 4, 1913, died April 30, 1983) Muddy Waters transformed the soul of the rural South into the sound of the city, electrifying the blues at a pivotal point in the early postwar period. His recorded legacy, particularly the wealth of sides he cut in the Fifties, is one of the great musical treasures of this century. Aside from Robert Johnson, no single figure is more important in the history and development of the blues than Waters. The real question as regards his lasting impact on popular music isn’t “Who did he influence?” but - as Goldmine magazine ...

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