Blind Willie McTell gained fame from Allman Brothers

on July 15, 2001

Blind Willie McTell was born in Thomson (pop. 6,723) in 1901. He earned moderate fame performing blues, ragtime, and folk music, but it wasn’t until after his 1959 death that he earned posthumous fame when the Allman Brothers Band recorded his song Statesboro Blues.

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