10 Facts about Buddy Guy

Sunday, September 13th 2015. | Music

Find out the American blues singer and guitarist in Facts about Buddy Guy. Guy was born on 30 July 1936. There are various guitarists in the world influenced by Guy such as Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Keith Richards. Guy became a house guitarist with Muddy Waters in 1960s. Here are other interesting facts about Buddy Guy:

Facts about Buddy Guy 1: the rank

Due his wonderful guitar playing, Buddy Guy is included in the list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in Rolling Stone Magazine. He got the 30th place.

Facts about Buddy Guy 2: “Stone Crazy”

In the list of 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time, Guy’s song with the title “Stone Crazy” is placed 78th. Find facts about Buddy Holly here.

Facts about Buddy Guy

Facts about Buddy Guy

Facts about Buddy Guy 3: the autobiography

If you are interested to know more about Guy, you have to read his autobiography published in 2012. It the entitled When I Left Home: My Story.

Facts about Buddy Guy 4: the place of birth

Guy was born in Lettsworth, Louisiana, US. He made a two string diddley bow to play guitar. Get facts about Bono here.

Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy

Facts about Buddy Guy 5: living in Baton Rouge

Guy worked as a custodian at Louisiana State University when he lived in Baton Rouge. At the same time, he also performed with bands in the city in the beginning of 1950s.

Facts about Buddy Guy 6: noise

The way Guy played his guitar is described as noise by Leonard Chess. He was the founder of Chess Records. Chess tried to launch Guy as solo artist in 1960s.  However, none of his works was released as a single.

Buddy Guy Picture

Buddy Guy Picture

Facts about Buddy Guy 7: a session guitarist

There are several bands or artists backed by Guy. He became as a session guitarist for Little Walter, Koko Taylor, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Howlin’ Wolf.

Facts about Buddy Guy 8: 1969 Supershow

He shared stage performance with the notable singers and bands in 1969 Supershow in England. Those included Roland Kirk, Jon Hiseman, Stephen Stills, Buddy Miles, Eric Clapton, Glenn Campbell, Jack Bruce and Led Zeppelin.

Buddy Guy Pic

Buddy Guy Pic

Facts about Buddy Guy 9: the decline of his career

His career as a musician declined in the end of 1960s. But it was increased again in the end of 1980s and early 1990s after Guy was requested to take part in 24 Nights all-star blues guitar lineup by Clapton.

Facts about Buddy Guy 10: Guitar Center’s Hollywood Rockwalk

His name was inducted at Guitar Center’s Hollywood Rockwalk on 20 September 1996.

Buddy Guy Facts

Buddy Guy Facts

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