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Luther Allison
Birth: 1939
Widener
St. Francis County
Arkansas, USA
Death: 1997

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
 
Burial:
Washington Memory Gardens
Homewood
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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- BigLebo
 Added: Mar. 25, 2014
RIP
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 14, 2014
Such fire & passion can only be found in very few souls, those such as Luther Allison. Today in 1997 we lost not only a legend, a man, a friend, a person so passionate about the music he played and shared with the world. I may not have met Luther but my ...(Read more)
- Sara Hastings
 Added: Aug. 12, 2013
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