Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry
1911 - 1986
Sonny Terry  American Musician

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American Musician Sonny Terry was born Saunders Terrell on 24th October, 1911 in Greensboro, Georgia, United States and passed away on 12th Mar 1986 Mineola, New York, United States aged 74. He is most remembered for Blues Harmonica, blues harp. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

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First Name Sonny
Last Name Terry
Full Name at Birth Saunders Terrell
Alternative Name Saunders Teddell
Age 74 (age at death) years
Birthday 24th October, 1911
Birthplace Greensboro, Georgia, United States
Died 12th March, 1986
Place of Death Mineola, New York, United States
Cause of Death Natural causes
Build Average
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Musician, Singer
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame Blues Harmonica, blues harp
Music Genre (Text) Harmonica blues, Piedmont blues, country blues, blues revival, folk-blues, East Coast blues
Music Genre Blues, Piedmont Blues
Year(s) Active 1930s—1980s, 1930s–1980s
Music Style Folk, Harmonica Blues, Country Blues, Piedmont Blues, Folk-Blues, Blues Revival, Field Recordings, Regional Blues, Pre-War Country Blues, East Coast Blues, Early R&B, R&B, Acoustic Blues
Music Mood Amiable/Good-Natured, Laid-Back/Mellow, Intense, Humorous, Energetic
Instrument Harmonica, Vocals
Instrument (text) vocals, harmonica, jaw harp
Record Label Atlantic, ABC
Associated Acts Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry and His Night Owls

Saunders Teddell, or Saunders Terrell (or other variants, sources differ) (October 24, 1911 – March 11, 1986), known as Sonny Terry, was an American Piedmont blues and folk musician, who was known for his energetic blues harmonica style, which frequently included vocal whoops and hollers and occasionally imitations of trains and fox hunts.

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