Robert Timothy Wilkins, Sr

Robert Timothy Wilkins, Sr

Birth
USA
Death 26 May 1987 (aged 91)
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Plot HH, 86
Memorial ID 3174683 · View Source
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Robert Timothy Wilkins, Sr. was born in Hernando, Miss. He was a blues musician on Beale Street between the 1920s and the 1930s. He later converted to a minister in The Church of God in Christ. In the 1960s, he was located in Memphis, TN by a group of young blues followers. However, he would not return to blues music, and he cited the promise he had made to God. In the years following his 're-discovery,' Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton have covered two of his iconic songs, "The Prodigal Son" and "That's No Way To Get Along". Wilkins is remembered for his nasal tone, and a prolific style of finger picking, which is known as, making the guitar strings talk.

Bio by: Lane Wilkins


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3174683
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Timothy Wilkins, Sr (16 Jan 1896–26 May 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3174683, citing Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .