During his early years, Muddy Waters moved to Chicago to chase his passion for music, determined to make a career out of his dream. Earning his name step by step, he was one of the first performers to magnetize a multi racial crowd in Mississippi, when segregation was still a major problem throughout the United States. Waters carved the way for many other Black Americans of his time. In 1958, Muddy Waters introduced and spread his love and talent for the blues across the world. He was a deep inspiration to the European blues movement around the 60’s. He went on to win 6 Grammy awards for “Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recordings”. He won four songs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and five Blues Foundation Awards; ranging from Reissue Album of the Year to Historical album of the Year. Shortly after that he was greeted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Later on, The United States Postal Services issued a twenty-nine cents memorial stamp of his image.
Sadly, in 1983 Waters passed away peacefully at his home in Westmont, Illinois. People all over America still recognize Muddy Waters as one of the best that ever lived. The recent Hollywood movie “Cadillac Records” depicts the life story of Muddy Waters, with all his trials and tribulation... [continues]
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