1940 to 1963
January 27, 1918 in Richland
May 24, 1963
Richland, Mississippi, United States
Elmore James (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) was an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and bandleader. He was known as "King of the Slide Guitar" and was noted for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice.