Blues legend Eddie Kirland dies in Florida auto accident

Posted: 28/02/2011 in Hot Off The Press
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88-year old blues legend Eddie Kirland died on Sunday, as the result of injuries sustained in an auto accident in Crystal River, Florida. Kirkland had just completed a short tour of Florida with a Saturday night show at the Dunedin Brewery in Dunedin, Florida.

Kirkland, referred to as the “Gypsy of the Blues”  performed both solo and with other blues legends, including Otis Redding, John Lee Hooker, Ben King and Little Richard. In recent years, Kirkland worked with blues-rock band Foghat on their CD “Last Train Home”

 

 

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