Luther Allison

Luther Allison was an American blues guitarist and singer, known for his powerful vocals and exceptional guitar skills. Born in Widener, Arkansas on August 17, 1937, he made a significant impact on the blues scene before his untimely death from lung cancer on August 12, 1997 in Madison, Wisconsin.

During the early 1950s, Allison relocated to Chicago where he began his musical journey. He made his first recordings for Delmark in 1967 and released a full album in 1969. Notably, he became one of the few blues artists to record for Motown during the 1970s. In the following decade, when he moved to Europe, Allison embraced a more rock-oriented style that captivated audiences.

In recognition of his immense talent and contributions to the genre, Luther Allison was posthumously inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1998. His legacy lives on through his music which continues to inspire countless musicians today.


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