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Buddy Guy

Born: Jul 30, 1936

Birthplace: Lettsworth

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Buddy Guy

Date of Birth : Jul 30, 1936
Birth Place : Lettsworth

George "Buddy" Guy is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of Chicago blues and has influenced guitarists including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In the 1960s, Guy played with Muddy Waters as a house guitarist at Chess Records and began a musical partnership with harmonica player Junior Wells. Guy was ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. His song "Stone Crazy" was ranked 78th in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time. Clapton once described him as "the best guitar player alive". Guy's autobiography, When I Left Home: My Story, was published in 2012.


  • Actor
  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Guitarist

Also known as

  • Guy, Buddy
  • George "Buddy" Guy
  • George Guy


  • Sam Guy
  • Isabell Guy


  • Jennifer Guy


  • Shawnna

Awards Won

  • Kennedy Center Honors
  • National Medal of Arts
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance
  • Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album
  • Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album
  • Billboard Music Century Award
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