Talk:Big Walter Horton

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Date of birth[edit]

The current reference states Horton was born in 1918. The biography provided as an external link states 1917. To prevent endless chopping 'n' changing, I will add hidden text requesting editors to go for consensus here before changing it. --Technopat (talk) 22:43, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

This case is settled now: Bob Eagle found his family in the 1920 census, sans Walter; and Jim O'Neal located his birth certificate, on 6 April 1921 (see also Eagle & LeBlanc 2013). I just changed the article accordingly, including your hidden text, Technopat. StefanWirz (talk) 06:52, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Possible copyright problem[edit]

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Chicago Blues Allstars[edit]

The article says he played with the Chicago Blues All-Stars. The article also says he died in 1981. According to the Chicago Blues All-Stars article, this was the first year they played. How could Shakey Horton have played with them after he was dead? The answer is that after Howlin Wolf died, Willie Dixon toured with Howlin Wolf's band as Willie Dixon and the Chicago All-Stars. I saw them play: Willie Dixon, Shakey Horton and Hubert Sumlin. Various sites list Johnny Shines as the guitarist but the guy I saw wasn't a slide player like Shines. I don't remember the name of the drummer. Yes, they rocked the world. Although the names of the acts are similar, Horton did NOT play with the Chicago Blues All-Stars, he toured with Willie Dixon and the Chicago All-Stars, a different band. I'll fix the article. Senor Cuete (talk) 00:02, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

This site has a recording of "Willie Dixon and the Chicago Blues All-Stars" but this is NOT the same band as the one in the Wikipedia Article. Senor Cuete (talk) 00:09, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

It looks like the band with the Wikipedia article is a modern cover act. Senor Cuete (talk) 00:14, 4 December 2016 (UTC)