We are deeply saddened to report that Willie "Big Eyes" Smith passed away early the morning of September 16, 2011 at his home in Chicago from a stroke. All arrangements are pending and information will be forthcoming.
It’s arguable that the Ed Sullivan Variety Show did more for popular music than any other TV program. Introduced America to the Beatles, to Elvis Presley. That show gave most people their first taste of Rock n’ Roll. But it wasn’t Elvis who did it...
Robert Johnson's famous "Stop Breakin' Down" has been recorded by Clapton, the Stones, the White Stripes & Junior Wells, it's seen it's day in court and, over 70 years, has become a landmark blues song.
"I heard rock and roll music for the first time when I was 10, and right away, it just changed everything. I heard blues for the first time when I was 12. I got the 'Paul Butterfield Blues Band' album, and it changed everything."