Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters

Highest Rated: 98% The Last Waltz (1978)

Lowest Rated: 98% The Last Waltz (1978)

Birthday: Apr 4, 1915

Birthplace: Not Available

Raised by his maternal grandmother in Clarksdale, MS. As a child he played in mud puddles so his grandmother called him "Muddy." Later, playmates attached "Waters" to the nickname. At 13 years old, played the harmonica; four years later, switched to the acoustic guitar. In 1943, moved to Chicago to further his music career. A year later bought his first electric guitar. In 1958, became the first singer to showcase electric blues in England. First hit song, "I Can't Be Satisfied," came in 1948 and helped shape the Chicago Blues sound. In 1969, was severely injured in a car accident and never fully recovered. Relocated to Westmont, IL, in 1973. City honored him in 2005 with the Muddy Waters Historical Exhibit and Blues Tribute, an event that became part of the town's annual Blues festival. Included with premiere inductees into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1980. In 1983, won first accolade for music; song "Got My Mojo Working" earned a W.C. Handy Blues Award for Single of the Year. In 1987, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Down the Tracks: The Music That Influenced Led Zeppelin Actor 2008
No Score Yet American Folk-Blues Festivals 1963-1966: The British Tours Actor 2007
No Score Yet Muddy Waters: Classic Concerts Actor 2006
No Score Yet The American Folk Blues Festival: 1962-1966 Actor 2003
No Score Yet Muddy Waters Can't Be Satisfied Actor 2003
No Score Yet The Blues Greats Actor 2002
No Score Yet Johnny Winter - Pieces & Bits Actor 2001
No Score Yet American Roots Music Actor 2001
No Score Yet Muddy Waters: Got My Mojo Working Actor 2000
No Score Yet A Tribute to Muddy Waters: King of the Blues Actor 1997
No Score Yet Masters of American Music: Bluesland - A Portrait of American Music Actor 1993
No Score Yet Muddy Waters: Live at the Chicago Blues Festival Actor 1991
98% The Last Waltz Himself 1978
No Score Yet Muddy Waters: Messin' With the Blues Actor 1974
No Score Yet Blues Like Showers of Rain Actor 1973
No Score Yet Chicago Blues Actor 1972


No Score Yet American Masters
Appearing 2003


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