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Magic Sam: Biography

Magic Sam, was a blues singer who was born in 1937 and lived until 1969, was born in Mississippi. His first instrument was the diddly-bow, a single stringed instrument that is stretched over a sort of frame. He later moved to Chicago where his real career started in the 1950s. He recorded three albums for Denmark there. His song "You Don't Love Me" was performed on August 3rd at a festival where he arrived late but made up for it with his amazing performance. The audience was captivated by his flashy style, his voice could be heard over thousands and he played his guitar as a lead and rhythm instrument. This paved way to the styles of the future music to come. Despite his great success on December 1st, 1969 Magic Sam died of a heart attack and was only thirty two years old.