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Today in Blues history – September 8, 1927 – Harmonica Fats is born

by | Sep 8, 2021

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Harmonica Fats was an American blues harmonica player who was active in the 1950s through to the 1990s. Fats first achieved success with his cover version of the Hank Ballard song “Tore Up” in 1962, which established him as an in-demand session and touring musician.

Born: September 8, 1927, Bossier Parish, LA     Died: January 3, 2000, Los Angeles, CA

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