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Memphis Minnie McCoy
Birth: Jun. 3, 1897
Algiers
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 1973
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Blues Guitarist and Composer. Born Lizzie Douglas, she got her first guitar at age eight and quickly learn to play. When she was thirteen she ran away with Ringling Brothers Circus and traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, where she played in nightclubs under the name Kid Douglas. She teamed up with and married Kansas Joe McCoy and the duo wrote and recorded "When The Levee Breaks", a 1929 tune about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. That song was later released with a few altered lyrics by Led Zeppelin. She would be best remembered by her "Memphis style", and "Bumble Bee" both being huge hits. McCoy's career spanned nearly four decades and in 1980 she was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame. (bio by: Elizabeth Reed) 
 
Burial:
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Walls
DeSoto County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Jun 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14639079
Memphis Minnie McCoy
Added by: Elizabeth Reed
 
Memphis Minnie McCoy
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Memphis Minnie McCoy
Added by: Don Buroker
 
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