Robert Lockwood Jr.

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Robert Lockwood Jr.
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Background information
Birth nameRobert Lockwood Jr.
Also known as"Robert Junior" Lockwood
Born(1915-03-27)March 27, 1915
Turkey Scratch, Arkansas, United States
DiedNovember 21, 2006(2006-11-21) (aged 91)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
GenresDelta blues, electric blues, Chicago blues, country blues
InstrumentsGuitar, organ
Years active1930s–2006

Robert Lockwood Jr. (March 27, 1915 – November 21, 2006)[1] was an American Delta blues guitarist.[2] He recorded for Chess Records and other Chicago labels in the 1950s and 1960s. He was the only guitarist to have learned to play directly from Robert Johnson.

Lockwood is known for his longtime works with Sonny Boy Williamson II and for his work in the mid-1950s with Little Walter.

He was honored with the National Heritage Fellowship awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts, which is the highest honor in the folk and traditional arts in the United States in 1995.[3]

Lockwood died at the age of 91 in Cleveland from a cerebral aneurysm caused by a stroke on November 21, 2006.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Dahl, Bill. "Robert Lockwood, Jr.: Biography". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  2. Du Noyer, Paul (2000). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music. Fulham, London: Flame Tree Publishing. p. 181. ISBN 1-904041-96-5.
  3. "NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1995". www.arts.gov. National Endowment for the Arts. Archived from the original on November 28, 2017. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  4. Vigil, Vicki Blum (2007). Cemeteries of Northeast Ohio: Stones, Symbols & Stories. Cleveland, Ohio: Gray & Company. ISBN 978-1-59851-025-6.