Jimmy Rogers | Public domain | tc057
James A. Lane (Jimmy Rogers) was born on June 3, 1924 and died on December 19, 1997 of colon cancer. He is best known for his work as a member of Muddy Waters’ band of the 1950s and playing on so many Chess recordings from the start of the label and throughout the 1950s, as well as for his solo hit recordings. In the early 1960s he joined Howling Wolf’s band. In 1995 Rogers was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. He continued touring and recording albums until his death in Chicago in 1997. His son Jimmy D. Lane is active in the music business.