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Willie "Blind Willie" McTell
Original name: Willie Samuel McTier
Birth: May 5, 1901
McDuffie County
Georgia, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1959
Baldwin County
Georgia, USA

Blues Musician, Composer. Born Willie Samuel McTell, blind at birth. His mother taught him how to play the guitar when he was a teenager. He played both the 12-string and the 6-string guitar. He wrote the song that the Allman Brothers made popular in 1969, "Statesboro Blues." Recorded with many labels from 1927 to 1956. When Willie's mother died, he left home to join the Traveling Medicine Show and Carnivals. He sang with other blues artists such as Curley Weaver and Buddy Moss. Curley and Willie played for spare change and tips on Altanta's Decatur Street. Blind Willie was inducted into the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame in 1981. 

Cause of death: Cerebral hemhorrage
Jones Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
McDuffie County
Georgia, USA
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Record added: Aug 19, 2002
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- Pascale
 Added: Jun. 29, 2015
"Lay some flowers on my grave..." Rest peacefully, Willie.
- Kilby Hanna
 Added: Jun. 16, 2015
- runawayuniverse
 Added: May. 5, 2015
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