1990 to 2011
December 27, 1929 in Sunflower
US blues guitarist
Matt "Guitar" Murphy (born December 29, 1929) is an American blues guitarist. Murphy was born in Sunflower, Mississippi. He played with Howlin' Wolf as early as 1948 (harpist Little Junior Parker was also in the band at the time). By 1952, Murphy was in Chicago, where he began his long association with Memphis Slim by playing on his dates for United Records and Vee-Jay Records, including the album, At The Gate of Horn (1959). He was already a legend among serious guitarists by the 1960s, famed for the incredibly fast and intricate blues riffs that would soon change rock and roll.
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