McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983), known as Muddy Waters.
We were in Mississippi. We’d been playing this music, and it had all been very respectful, but then we were actually there sniffing it. You want to be a blues player, the next minute you fucking well are and you’re stuck right amongst them, and there’s Muddy Waters standing next to you. It happens so fast you really can’t register all of the impressions that are coming at you… It’s one thing to play a Muddy Waters song. It’s another thing to play with him.
Keith Richards on Muddy Waters and the Blues in his autobiography, Life.
Johnny Cash: February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003
George Harrison 25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001
The Beatles at the Yellow Submarine premiere at London’s Pavillion, July 17, 1968, with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and Anita Pallenberg.
To me - George was, always will be, above all, a real gentleman in the full meaning of the word. We both felt we held similar positions in our respective bands, which formed a special, knowing bond between us. Let’s hope he’s jamming with John.
Nina Simone, February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003.