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Ledbetter, Huddie William (Leadbelly)

Born: 1888 AD
Died: 1949 AD, at 61 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Singer


1885 - Born on January 29th in Jeter Plantation, Mooringsport, Los Angeles.

1933 - He was discovered by musicologist, Alan Lomax, while in prison for attempted murder.

1935 - Married to Martha Promise.

1949 - Died of Lou Gehrig's Disease on December 6th in New York City.

1986 - Inducted in the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame.

1988 - Inducted in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame.


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