Radio Facts
Home » BLOG » Legendary Chicago Blues Guitarist Otis Rush Dies at 84
Industry News

Legendary Chicago Blues Guitarist Otis Rush Dies at 84

Otis Rush, Chicago blues singer and guitarist who influenced musicians like Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, and bands like Led Zeppelin, has passed away at 84. His manager confirmed the death was to the long-term complications of a 2003 stroke.

Compared to artists like B.B. King and Muddy Waters Rush was not as well known outside the blues community. Nonetheless, many consider Rush as influential in shaping the style of the great 1960s rock guitarists as those other luminaries. Led Zeppelin covered one of his major hits–his adaptation of Willie Dixon’s ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’.

Rush was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1984, and won a Grammy in 1999 for his final album “Any Place I’m Going.” He is survived by his wife, Masaki Rush, eight children, and numerous grandchildren.

Related posts

Napalm Records Expands North American Operations with New Team Members

Kevin Ross

The Chi: How Will Lena Waithe Deal With Brandon and Jerrika’s Absence? – C. Imani Williams

C. Imani Williams

Music Matters:  Elevate With a 420-Friendly Playlist

C. Imani Williams

J Cruz Moves From Power 106 To Crosstown Competitor REAL 92.3

Jimmy August

Warner Music Group Finds New President of Independent Music & Creator Services

Jeff Ewing

The U.S. Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) Publishes Streaming Royalty Increase

Jeff Ewing

Leave a Reply