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Luther Allison
Birth: Aug. 17, 1939
St. Francis County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1997
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA

Blues Musician. Born in Widener, Arkansas; much of his life was spent in the cotton fields, in 1951, the family moved to Chicago.  The family, 15 children, was a musical one with several siblings singing in a gospel group called the Southern Travelers. In 1957, he formed his own group called the Rolling Stones, their name soon changed to The Four Jivers By the end of the 1950's he was one of the biggest blues musician's in Chicago. His first recording, Love Me Mama, in 1969, is a blues classic. In 1969 and 1970 he headlined the Ann Arbor Blues Festivals in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Soon after the Ann Arbor Blues Festival he became the first blues artist to be signed with Motown Records in 1971. Between 1972 and 1976 he released three records; unfortunately, he became unhappy with Motown and he eventually moved his operation to Europe.  While in Europe, his 1995 album "Blue Streak" won him five W.C. Handy Awards.    In 1994, he moved back to the United States. His final album "Reckless" was released in 1997. (bio by: Babe) 

Cause of death: Lung cancer
Washington Memory Gardens
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 31, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6820
Luther Allison
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Luther Allison
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Luther Allison
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There are some unforgetable Situations in my Life and one of these Situations was when i heard of your Homegoing. I want to tell you, that you are still important for me and I'm still missing you. God bless you.
- pepo
 Added: Aug. 25, 2015

- Robert David Miller
 Added: Jul. 17, 2015
Had I known you sooner I would have loved you even more.
 Added: Jun. 3, 2015
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