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I'm a greedy glutton, eat fifty times a day. When I'm around a pigpen, they hide the slop away - Me And My Tapeworm, Sylvester Weaver 1927

Author Topic: happy birthday, muddy  (Read 2228 times)

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Offline unezrider

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happy birthday, muddy
« on: April 04, 2008, 02:08:29 PM »
happy birthday to muddy waters, who was born on this date in 1915.

(i noticed it wasn't on the homepage calender) :D

"Be good, & you will be lonesome." -Mark Twain

Offline Slack

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Re: happy birthday, muddy
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008, 02:27:02 PM »
He's there -- at the very bottom.  ;)

Offline Slack

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Re: happy birthday, muddy
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008, 02:28:52 PM »
..but I see the problem - we have this date as the day of his death - which is incorrect.  I'll fix.

Offline Slack

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Re: happy birthday, muddy
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008, 02:35:30 PM »
Nope, you were right -- death date is correct - so I've added birthrate.  They've apparently revised the year he was born however (1913) - see this wiki entry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muddy_Waters

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: happy birthday, muddy
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2008, 03:06:57 AM »
Robert Gordon unearthed the documentation for MW's birthdate of 1913 when researching his biography Can't Be Satisfied (Little Brown 2002). The relevant document is reproduced on page 5 .

The earlier MW biography by Sandra Tooze opens with the words "On Sunday 4 April 1915, a newborn baby..." but that was in 1997 so she can be forgiven for relying upon received wisdom. ;D

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