Happy! - Mar 27 (Robert Junior Lockwood)
Subject: Happy! - Mar 27 (Robert Junior Lockwood)|
From: Abby Sale
Date: 27 Mar 06 - 07:48 AM
Robert Junior Lockwood
was born 3/27/1915
in Marvel, Arkansas
Still playing as far as I can tell.
For 10 years he was the stepson of Robert Johnson and learned no small amount from him. His first gigs were with Sonny Boy Williamson #2 (aka, Aleck "Rice" Miller) whom he played with in the 1930's.
Note that's Robert JUNIOR Lockwood (not Robert Lockwood, Jr.) As I get it, his surname is Lockwood but he was called Robert Junior (or Robert Jr.) because he was Robert Johnson's stepson. He would've been Robert Johnson, Jr., of course, but, being a Lockwood rather than a Johnson, people called him Robert Junior Lockwood. [thanx for the explanation to Dan Milner]
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