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Famous nicknames of Blues musicians

by | Jul 19, 2021

Blues history is chock full of colorful nicknames, from “the Devil’s son in law”, and so many of the most famous musicians who took names like Muddy, Lightnin, Buddy, Champion, etc…. Here’s a few famous players with their actual names!

Big Bill BroonzyReal name: Lee Conley Bradley

Blind Boy FullerReal name: Fulton Allen

Bo CarterReal name: Armenter Chatmon

Bo Diddley – Real name: Ellas Otha Bates

Bumble Bee Slim – Real name: Admiral Amos Easton

Guitar Slim – Real name: Eddie Jones

Hip Linkchain– Real name: Willie Richard

Hollywood FatsReal name: Michael Leonard Mann

Howlin’ Wolf – Real name: Chester Arthur Burnett

Junior Wells Real name: Amos Wells Blakemore Jr.

Koko TaylorReal name: Cora Anna Walton

What are some of your favorite Blues performers nicknames?

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