Wednesday, 24 April 2013

BLIND WILLIE'S ORIGINAL GRAVESTONE

I'm delighted to learn, thanks to Mr. Jim Stagg, bass guitarist of the rather good band Cooper Black, that Blind Willie's original gravestone is back in McDuffie County - if not in Happy Valley then at least in Thomson GA - in very good condition and in the care of the Thomson Museum, as you see here (c/o Jim's wife, whose name I'm sorry I don't know):
As you will know, he wasn't called Eddie - that was the name of the cousin who commissioned the stone - and he wasn't born in 1898 but in 1903, quite probably on May 5th.

3 comments:

Jim Stagg said...

Hi Michael...my wife's name is Anna, and not that it matters a jot, she didn't actually take that picture. I hope your readers....should that be followers?.....enjoy seeing the snap. Best wishes. Jim.

Vickie Nolden said...

I just discovered this wonderful book. Are there any more author dates?

Michael Gray said...

Dear Vickie
Many thanks for your comment (and your enthusiasm). Sorry it's taken me a week to respond.

No, I don't plan any further talks in 2014 but maybe in 2015 I'll undertake another tour.