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This Day In History: 1929-12-19

 

Lemon Henry “Blind Lemon” Jefferson

Born: Sep. 24, 1893 · Coutchman, United States – Died: Dec. 12, 1929 · Chicago, IL

American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 36 of acute myocarditis, however, some claim he was killed while being robbed of a large sum of money or that a jealous lover poisoned his coffee!. He was buried in an unmarked grave until 1967 when a historic marker was erected and them a permanent granite marker in 1997.

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