Eddie Boyd

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Edward Riley Boyd (Eddie Boyd) was born on November 25, 1914 and died on July 13, 1994.

He played piano and guitar with his group, the Dixie Rhythm Boys in Memphis by the mid thirties, then followed the great migration northward to the factories of Chicago in 1941.

He wrote and recorded a number of hit songs for Chess in the 1950s. Boyd toured Europe with Buddy Guy’s band in 1965 as part of the American Folk Blues Festival. Tired of the racial discrimination he experienced at home, and impressed by his reception in Europe, he migrated and eventually settled in Helsinki, Finland, where he died.

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