|Born||May 1, 1891
|Died||April 28, 1934 (aged 42)
near Indianola, Mississippi
Charlie Patton (also known as Charley Patton) (May 1, 1891 - April 28, 1934) was an American Delta blues musician. He is thought to be the "Father of Delta Blues" and was one of the most popular of the early recorded blues musicians.
Musical releases and his gravestone spell his name “Charley” even though the musician himself spelled his name "Charlie."