Eddie Guitar Burns | Uncredited | tc087
Eddie “Guitar” Burns was born on February 8, 1928 and died on December 12, 2012 of heart failure. Influenced by the music of Sonny Boy Williamson I and Big Bill Broonzy he migrated north to Detroit. He was with Chess Records from 1954 to about 1957. He became widely appreciated and won many awards, including the Michigan Heritage Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Detroit Blues Society. His brother Jimmy is also a highly regarded musician and singer.