Otis Rush (1934 - 2018)

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Otis Rush (Paul Natkin/Getty) Otis Rush in the 2018 Memorials Photo Gallery Enlarged Photo
Otis Rush (1934 – 2018) was a legendary Chicago blues guitarist known for his fluid jazz influenced style which came to be known in Chicago as the West Side blues sound. He was a major influence on many guitarists including Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and Carlos Santana.

He first rose to fame in 1956 with his hit song “I can’t quit you baby.” He was honored by the city of Chicago in 2016 at the Chicago Blues Festival.

He died September 29, 2018, at the age of 84.

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