Kim Wilson, harmonica player, singer
Harmonica player ~ Singer
Fabulous Thunderbirds

Kim Wilson

January 6, 1951, Detroit, MI

Q: How do you keep the blues alive after nearly 40 years on the road? ~ A: It's Tuff. ~ Blues In London: Kim Wilson Interview ~ retrieved January 6, 2014 © Blues In London

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January 6, 1968 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (6) John Fred & the Playboys, Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) ~ #2 (3) the Monkees, Daydream Believer ~ #1 (1) the Beatles, Hello Goodbye


He started with the blues in the late 1960s and was tutored by people like Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Albert Collins, George "Harmonica" Smith, Luther Tucker and Pee Wee Crayton and was influenced by harmonica players like Little Walter, James Cotton, Big Walter Horton, Slim Harpo and Lazy Lester. Before he moved to Austin, Texas in 1974, he was the leader of the band Aces, Straights and Shuffles in Minneapolis, Minnesota; this band released one single. ~ Wikipedia: Kim Wilson ~ retrieved January 6, 2014 © Wikipedia

Kim Wilson ~ That's Life (1994) ~ #342 #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

With their fusion of blues, rock & roll, and R&B, the Fabulous Thunderbirds helped popularize roadhouse Texas blues with a mass audience in the '80s and, in the process, they helped kick-start a blues revival during the mid-'80s. During their heyday in the early '80s, they were the most popular attraction on the blues bar circuit, which eventually led to a breakthrough to the pop audience in 1986 with their fifth album, Tuff Enuff. The mass success didn't last too long, and founding member Jimmie Vaughan left in 1990, but the Fabulous Thunderbirds remained one of the most popular blues concert acts in America during the '90s. ~ Allmusic: Fabulous Thunderbirds ~ retrieved January 6, 2014 © Allmusic

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