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Buddy "Bugs" Henderson
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1943
Palm Springs
Riverside County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 2012
Marion County
Texas, USA

Musician. Buddy "Bugs" Henderson was born in Palm Springs, Calfornia. He moved with his family to East Texas and lived in Tyler during most of his younger years.
At the age of 16 he formed his first group, The Sensors, and was lead guitarist of this instrumental band.
He later joined the psychedelic/garage band Mouse and the Traps, which was started in 1965 by Ronnie Weiss in Tyler, Texas. They were known for the singles "A Public Execution" , a Top 100 hit released in 1966, and "Maid of Sugar, Maid of Spice". Mouse and the Traps broke up in 1969.
Bugs had moved to the Dallas, Texas area by this time, where he formed a new band, The Dream. By this time he was opening for other, more well-known artists such as the Allman Brothers, B.B King, and Leon Russell. Later in life, he founded the The Shuffle Kings and continued touring. He played with many other musicians, including Ted Nugent and Eric Clapton and to this day is considered by many in the music industry as one of the founding fathers of the Texas Psycedelic and garage band scene.
Henderson died at his home in Jefferson, Texas from complications of liver cancer. 
Created by: Tom Streetman
Record added: Mar 09, 2012
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Buddy Bugs Henderson
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r.i.p. and thanks
- rob h
 Added: Mar. 31, 2012
What an inspiration you have been to many, many young and old guitar players. I consider myself blessed to have met you, and was able to hear the magic that you brought to everyone each time you gave a part of yourself to us. My thoughts and prayers and ...(Read more)
- texasbluesfan
 Added: Mar. 12, 2012

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