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Big Walter Horton

Born: 
04/06/1917
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Died: 
12/08/1981
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Years Active: 
1920's-1981
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Walter Horton, better known as Big Walter Horton or Walter "Shakey" Horton, was an American blues harmonica player. A quiet, unassuming and essentially shy man, Horton is remembered as one of the premier harmonica players in the history of blues. Willie Dixon once called Horton "the best harmonica player I ever heard."

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
4th American Folk-Blues Festival 10/16/1965 Newcastle City Hall Newcastle Tyne & Wear England
Johnny Shine’s Chicago Blues Band 12/26/1968 New Orleans House Berkeley California USA
Johnny Shine’s Chicago Blues Band 12/27/1968 New Orleans House Berkeley California USA
Johnny Shine’s Chicago Blues Band 12/28/1968 New Orleans House Berkeley California USA
Chuck Berry / Freddie King / Chicago Blues All-Stars 03/15/1969 Hunter College Assembly Hall NYC New York USA
Big Walter Horton 05/04/1976 Antone's (1) Austin Texas USA
Big Walter Horton 05/05/1976 Antone's (1) Austin Texas USA
Big Walter Horton 05/06/1976 Antone's (1) Austin Texas USA
Big Walter Horton 05/07/1976 Antone's (1) Austin Texas USA
Big Walter Horton 05/08/1976 Antone's (1) Austin Texas USA
Blues Night 10/05/1976 Antone's (1) Austin Texas USA
Blues Night 10/06/1976 Antone's (1) Austin Texas USA
Blues Night 10/07/1976 Antone's (1) Austin Texas USA
Blues Night 10/08/1976 Antone's (1) Austin Texas USA
Blues Night 10/09/1976 Antone's (1) Austin Texas USA
Blues Night 10/10/1976 Antone's (1) Austin Texas USA
Muddy Waters Recording Session 10/31/1977 The Schoolhouse Westport Connecticut USA
Muddy Waters Recording Session 11/01/1977 The Schoolhouse Westport Connecticut USA
Muddy Waters Recording Session 11/02/1977 The Schoolhouse Westport Connecticut USA
Muddy Waters Recording Session 11/03/1977 The Schoolhouse Westport Connecticut USA
Muddy Waters Recording Session 11/04/1977 The Schoolhouse Westport Connecticut USA
Muddy Waters Recording Session 11/05/1977 The Schoolhouse Westport Connecticut USA
Big Walter Horton / Sunnyland Slim 08/21/1980 Marble Bar Baltimore Maryland USA