Posted by Huge Fan on February 15, 2001 at 06:55:22:
Marion Walter Jacobs died on this date in 1968 at the age of 37 in Chicago Ill. as a result of injuries suffered in a street fight. No single musician, with the exception of Jimi Hendrix, did more to change an instruments place in musical history. Walter was the first harmonica player to use a guitar amp and hand held mic. In the 1950s with "Muddy Waters Band" and then with his bands "The Nite Cats" then "The Jukes", Walter left his mark on urban Blues. Walter is buried in St.Marys Cemetery in Evergreen Ill.
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