We lost this amazing musician when he was only 32. I can't even imagine how amazing he would be if he was still around. One of my main goals of doing my book, Everybody I Shot Is Dead, was for younger musicians to learn about and be influenced by the greats that weren't household names. Hollywood Fats was one of the greats who did not get the fame he deserved.
3/17/54 - 12/8/86
Wow...I can't believe I found another video with Hollywood Fats. He's playing with Muddy Waters, who I photographed but lost the negatives :(. I'm happy to share this - Fats is on the far left of the stage and playing the red guitar.
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Hollywood Fats and the other 47 musicians included in the book.