Friday, June 05, 2009

Feel Good Friday: In Memoriam

We remember the passing of two great musical Memphians whom we lost this week.
First, Wintermute broke the story of the passing of legendary Memphis guitarist Laddie Hutcherson, who founded the seminal garage band the Guilloteens. Hutcherson, who had been ill, passed away in Ash Flat, AR at the age of 64. We remember him with this clip:

Next, the blues world lost its Queen on Wednesday with the passing of Koko Taylor at the age of 80. Taylor, born in Shelby County but whose career exploded in Chicago, made her last public appearance at last month's Blues Awards in Memphis. She had recently undergone surgery and passed due to complications. to remember her, what could be more appropriate than this clip of Wang Dang Doodle from 1967, with Little Walter backing her, thanks to the lovely Lauren for finding this: