A Virtual Cemetery created by Neal Underwood

Chicago blues legends buried elsewhere

Legends of the Chicago blues who lived in Chicagoland area for extended period of time (often decades) and/or died there, but buried elsewhere or presumed buried elsewhere. This list also includes cremations where the location of the ashes is unknown, presumed not buried, disposition unknown and/or in possession of family or friends.

71 memorials
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 Ray “Killer Ray” Allison
No grave photo

Ray “Killer Ray” Allison

20 Jun 1956 – 5 Oct 2016
Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend
 LaVern Baker

LaVern Baker

11 Nov 1929 – 10 Mar 1997

Singer. Born in Chicago, Illinois as Delores ...

Kew Gardens, Queens County, New York, USA

No grave photo

Wayne Bennett

13 Dec 1931 – 28 Nov 1992
Unknown
 Michael Bloomfield

Michael Bloomfield

28 Jul 1943 – 15 Feb 1981

Musician. With a contract but not much else,...

Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA

 Othum Brown
No grave photo

Othum Brown

Birth and death dates unknown.
Unknown
 George “Mojo” Buford

George “Mojo” Buford

10 Nov 1929 – 11 Oct 2011
Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend
 Paul Butterfield
No grave photo

Paul Butterfield

17 Dec 1942 – 4 May 1987

Musician. He was perhaps one of the most...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend
 James Milton “Little Milton” Campbell, Jr
No grave photo

James Milton “Little Milton” Campbell, Jr

7 Sep 1933 – 4 Aug 2005
Unknown
 Peter “Memphis Slim” Chatman

Peter “Memphis Slim” Chatman

15 Sep 1915 – 24 Feb 1988

Blues Pianist. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, as a...

Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA

No grave photo

James “Beale Street” Clark

Dec 1914 – 8 Jul 1947
Unknown
 Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke

22 Jan 1931 – 11 Dec 1964

Singer, Gospel, Blues, Soul and Pop, Songwriter....

Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA

No grave photo

Walter Elbert Cooper

7 Oct 1927 – 4 Dec 2009
Unknown
 Pete Cosey
No grave photo

Pete Cosey

9 Oct 1943 – 30 May 2012

Musician. A prolific guitarist, his collaborations...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend
 James “Mr. Superharp” Cotton

James “Mr. Superharp” Cotton

1 Jul 1935 – 16 Mar 2017

American Musician and Songwriter. Cotton, a blues...

Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA

 Frank "Left Hand Frank" Craig
No grave photo

Frank "Left Hand Frank" Craig

5 Oct 1935 – 14 Jan 1992

Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA

 Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley

30 Dec 1928 – 2 Jun 2008

Musician. Legendary guitarist and vocalist, he is...

Bronson, Levy County, Florida, USA

 David “Honeyboy” Edwards
No grave photo

David “Honeyboy” Edwards

28 Jun 1915 – 29 Aug 2011

Grammy Award Winning Musician. With a career...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend
 John Adam “Sleepy” Estes

John Adam “Sleepy” Estes

25 Jan 1899 – 5 Jun 1977

Durhamville, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA

 John Wesley “John Littlejohn” Funchess

John Wesley “John Littlejohn” Funchess

16 Apr 1931 – 1 Feb 1994

Learned, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA

No grave photo

Lee D. Gatling

15 May 1941 – 14 Feb 2005
Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

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