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 Peter Joe “Doc” Clayton

Peter Joe “Doc” Clayton

Birth
Georgia, USA
Death 7 Jan 1947 (aged 48)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Sec. B2, Row 46, Gr. 44
Memorial ID 10664 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Georgia, he was a singer, piano player and a pioneer of the early Chicago Blues era. He recorded for Bluebird records from the 1930s until his death and was a regular in the Chicago scene. Among his songs he wrote and recorded are "Cheating and Lying Blues", "I Ain't Gonna Drink No More", "Pearl Harbor Blues", "Moonshine Woman Blues", "Hold That Train, Conductor" and "I Need My Baby" which were both covered by B.B. King. He died of tuberculosis in Chicago, Illinois.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 10 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10664
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Joe “Doc” Clayton (19 Apr 1898–7 Jan 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10664, citing Restvale Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .