(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Blues harmonica player George “Wild Child” Butler died March 1 in Windsor, Ontario, at the age of 68.
Butler was born in Autaugaville, Alabama, and got his start playing in local juke joints. He made a name for himself in Chicago, New Orleans, and Houston blues clubs, before settling down in Canada.
Butler recorded extensively for Mercury, TK, Rooster Blues, M.C. Bullseye Blues and APO. He worked often as a sideman for other blues legends such as Jimmy Rogers, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker and many others. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers