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Mighty Joe Young

Born: 
09/23/1927
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Died: 
03/27/1999
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Years Active: 
1950's-1980's
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Born Joseph Young in Shreveport, he was raised in Milwaukee and began playing in the early 1950s in local nightclubs. By the mid 1950s, Young had recorded his first song for Jiffy Records in Louisiana. Before Young became known for his contributions to blues, he was training to become a boxer. In March 1999, he elected to have spinal surgery to relieve pain caused by a pinched nerve that was preventing him from playing. Sadly, he passed away due to complications resulting from this surgery.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Joe's Place Benefit 04/09/1974 Charlie's Place Cambridge Massachusetts USA
Joe's Place Benefit 04/10/1974 Charlie's Place Cambridge Massachusetts USA
Joe's Place Benefit 04/11/1974 Charlie's Place Cambridge Massachusetts USA
Joe's Place Benefit 04/12/1974 Charlie's Place Cambridge Massachusetts USA
Mighty Joe Young 04/13/1974 Charlie's Place Cambridge Massachusetts USA
Mighty Joe Young 04/14/1974 Charlie's Place Cambridge Massachusetts USA
Mighty Joe Young 04/16/1974 Kenny's Castaways (1) NYC New York USA
Mighty Joe Young 04/17/1974 Kenny's Castaways (1) NYC New York USA
Mighty Joe Young 04/18/1974 Kenny's Castaways (1) NYC New York USA
Mighty Joe Young 04/19/1974 Kenny's Castaways (1) NYC New York USA
Mighty Joe Young 04/20/1974 Kenny's Castaways (1) NYC New York USA
Mighty Joe Young 04/21/1974 Kenny's Castaways (1) NYC New York USA
Mighty Joe Young 06/17/1974 The Egress Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Mighty Joe Young 06/18/1974 The Egress Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Muddy Waters / Mighty Joe Young 06/19/1974 The Egress Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Muddy Waters / Mighty Joe Young 06/20/1974 The Egress Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Super Blues Jam 06/23/1974 Pacific Coliseum Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Mighty Joe Young 06/10/1977 The Highlander Motor Hotel Calgary Alberta Canada
SummerFest 07/01/1978 SummerFest Milwaukee Wisconsin USA
Mighty Joe Young 04/25/1980 Tramps NYC New York USA
Mighty Joe Young 04/26/1980 Tramps NYC New York USA
Mighty Joe Young 10/09/1980 Mancini's Lounge McKees Rocks Pennsylvania USA
Mighty Joe Young 10/19/1980 Metropole Theatre Milwaukee Wisconsin USA
Mighty Joe Young 01/30/1981 Soup Kitchen Detroit Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 01/31/1981 Soup Kitchen Detroit Michigan USA

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