Henry Gray (musician)

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Henry Gray (January 19, 1925 – February 17, 2020) was an African-American blues pianist and singer. He was born in Kenner, Louisiana. His career began in the 1930s and had performed with many artists, including Robert Lockwood Jr., Billy Boy Arnold, the Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. He created more than 50 albums. He was known for the creation of the distinctive sound of the Chicago blues piano.[1]

In 2017, Gray was added in to the Blues Hall of Fame.[2]

On October 10, 2019, it was confirmed by Gray's family that he had entered hospice care in Baton Rouge.[3] Gray died at the age of 95 on February 17, 2020.[4]

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  1. "NEA National Heritage Fellowships: Henry Gray". www.arts.gov. National Endowment for the Arts. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  2. "BLUES HALL OF FAME - ABOUT/Inductions - Blues Foundation". Blues.org. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  3. "Benefit concert planned honoring Baton Rouge Blues icon, Henry Gray". BRProud. October 10, 2019.
  4. Wirt, John (February 17, 2020). "Beloved Baton Rouge bluesman Henry Gray dies at 95". The Advocate. Baton Rouge. Retrieved February 18, 2020.

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