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us: Harris, Wynonie, 1915-1969

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    • us: Harris, Wynonie, d. 1969
    • us: Mr. Blues, 1915-1969
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        (naf) Omaha (Neb.)
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        (naf) Oakland (Calif.)
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        (naf) United States
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      Harris, Wynonie, d. 1969Harris, Wynonie,d. 1969
  • Sources

    • found: His Mr. Blues is coming to town [SR] p1977: label (Wynonie Harris, singer) container (d. 1969 in Oakland, Calif.)
    • found: His Rock Mr. Blues [SR] p1985: label (Wynonie Harris) container (b. 1915, Omaha, Neb.)
    • found: Rock before Elvis, before Little Richard, before Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley or Bill Haley [SR] 1993: container (Wynonie Harris All Stars)
    • found: Piano blues, 2013: container (Wynonie Harris) insert (born August 24, 1913, Omaha, Nebraska, died June 14, 1969; "Mr. Blues")
    • found: Oxford music online, April 8, 2014: New Grove dict. of jazz, 2nd ed. (Harris, Wynonie (Mr. Blues); born August 24, 1913, Omaha, NE, died June 14, 1969, Oakland, CA; singer; his date of birth is often given as 1915, but the earlier date is attested by Omaha school records reported to his biographer) Enc. of popular music, 4th ed. (Harris, Wynonie; born August 24, 1915, Omaha, Nebraska, died June 14, 1969, Los Angeles, California; blues singer)
    • found: Wikipedia, April 8, 2014 (Wynonie Harris; born August 24, 1915, Omaha, Nebraska, died June 14, 1969, Los Angeles, California; American blues shouter and rhythm and blues singer; footnote 2: The W Harris Profile [external link broken] quotes his birth date as August 24, 1913. As the profile goes on to say that, due to "indifference to learning", "he abandoned school permanently" in 1931, it is more likely he would have done this at age 16 than age 18. The 1915 birthdate seems more likely and is supported by all other sources quoted.)
    • notfound: Social Security death index, April 8, 2014
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    • 1985-09-05: new
    • 2014-12-17: revised
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