T-Bone Walker

T-Bone Walker Biography

Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer (1910–1975)

Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter T-Bone Walker is best known for his hit song “Stormy Monday”  and has been called the Charlie Parker of Blues guitar.

T-Bone Walker


T-Bone Walker was born on May 28, 1910, in Linden, Texas. He recorded “Trinity River Blues” and “Witchita Falls Blues” in 1929, then played with a 16-piece band until 1934. In 1939, he became a guitarist and singer-songwriter for Les Hite’s Cotton Club Orchestra. In the 1940s, he went solo and made “Stormy Monday.” After touring in the 1950s and 1960s, he died on March 16, 1975, at the age of 64, in Los Angeles, California.

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