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Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy

Highest Rated: 87% Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

Lowest Rated: 77% The Torch (2019)

Birthday: Jul 30, 1936

Birthplace: Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA

Arguably one of the most acclaimed blues guitarists of the 20th century, as well as a living link to the Chicago blues scene's 1950s heyday, Buddy Guy's show-stopping talents provided him with a career that spanned over five decades while influencing a generation of legendary rock guitarists, including Eric Clapton and Jonny Lang. He rose to fame in the 1950s with songs like "The First Time I Met the Blues" and "Stone Crazy," which were earmarked by his fiery string-bending and aching, intense vocals. Guy was also a notoriously powerful live performer who wowed crowds by playing his guitar behind his head and with his teeth and by employing feedback and distortion at least a decade before Hendrix and others would do the same with their own music. But like many veteran blues artists, Guy labored in obscurity for much of the 1970s and 1980s before a career revival in 1991, which saw him embracing pop and rock music with the same all-out sonic attack as his classic '50s sides. By the new millennium, Guy was unquestionably the most popular traditional blues player in the world, rivaled only by B.B. King - a status attained by his tireless devotion to playing his heart and soul before fans every night for nearly his entire life.

Highest rated movies

87% Lightning in a Bottle

Photos

The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, from left: Buddy Guy, Natalia Makarova, Led Zeppelin, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, 12/26/2012, ©CBS LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE, Buddy Guy, 2004, (c) Sony Pictures Classics Buddy Guy and Keith Richards in "Shine a Light" The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, Buddy Guy, 12/26/2012, ©CBS Ron Wood, Keith Richards, Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts in "Shine a Light" The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, Buddy Guy, 12/26/2012, ©CBS LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE, Buddy Guy, 2004, (c) Sony Pictures Classics Watch What Happens: Live, Buddy Guy, 07/16/2009, ©BRAVO The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, Buddy Guy (L), Dustin Hoffman (C), Michelle Obama (R), 12/26/2012, ©CBS LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician Buddy Guy attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS) The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, Buddy Guy, 12/26/2012, ©CBS The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, Buddy Guy, 12/26/2012, ©CBS

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 86% Eric Clapton: Across 24 Nights Self - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away Self - 2021
77% No Score Yet The Torch Self $9.3K 2019
86% 86% BB King: The Life of Riley Self - 2012
86% 74% Shine a Light Self $5.4M 2008
87% 89% Lightning in a Bottle Unknown (Character) $201.6K 2004

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Masters Unknown (Guest Star) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Austin City Limits Music Performer 2015 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Interview With Dan Rather Guest 2018
No Score Yet 76% My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman Guest 2018
No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer,
Guest
2004 2018
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Front and Center Music Performer 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack's Big Music Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2006