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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 29 January 1885Louisiana, USA
Date of Death 6 December 1949New York City, New York, USA  (Lou Gehrig's disease)
Birth NameHuddie William Ledbetter
Nickname The King of the Twelve-String Guitar

Mini Bio (1)

Leadbelly was born on January 29, 1885 in Louisiana, USA as Huddie William Ledbetter. He was married to Martha Promise and Aletha Henderson. He died on December 6, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA.

Spouse (2)

Martha Promise (February 1935 - 6 December 1949) (his death)
Aletha Henderson (1908 - ?) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Played a twelve-string guitar

Trivia (3)

Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (under the category Early Influences) in 1988.
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
Inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

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