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Mickey "Guitar" Baker
Birth: Oct. 15, 1925
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 2012
Departement de la Haute-Garonne
Midi-Pyrénées, France

Musician. A jazz and rock guitarist, he was born MacHouston Baker, in the 1950s he helped the transform rhythm & blues into rock & roll, considered one of the key moments in the history of American popular music. He was present in multiple recordings of the era, such as "Money Honey" and "Such a Night" by The Drifters, in "Shake Rattle & Roll" by Big Joe Turner (and later popularized by Bill Haley and His Comets), "Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean" by Ruth Brown, and "Whole Lotta Shakin of 'Going On", Big Maybelle. He later formed the duo Mickey & Sylvia, whose biggest hit was "Love Is Strange" in 1956. In 1965 he went to France, where he again worked as a session musician with artists such as Billy Bridge, Ray Charles, Ronnie Bird, Françoise Hardy, Sylvie Vartan, Colette Magny and Chantal Goya. (bio by: Errete) 
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Record added: Nov 28, 2012
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Mickey Guitar Baker
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