Robert Lockwood Jr.

Robert Junior
Birth Name:
Robert Lockwood Jr.
Birth Date:
March 27, 1915
Birth Place:
Turkey Scratch, Arkansas
Death Date:
November 21, 2006
Place of Death:
University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Cause of Death:
Cerebral aneurysm and a stroke
Cemetery Name:
Riverside Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Robert Lockwood Jr. was a Delta blues guitarist who recorded for Chess Records and other Chicago labels in the 1950s and 1960s. He was the only guitarist to have learned to play directly from Robert Johnson. Robert Lockwood was one of the first professional black entertainers to appear on radio in the South, on the King Biscuit Time radio show. Lockwood is known for his longtime collaboration with Sonny Boy Williamson II and for his work in the mid-1950s with Little Walter as well as Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf and B. B. King. In 2008 Lockwood was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album and was elected into the Blues Hall Of Fame in 1989. In 1995 he received the National Heritage Fellowship awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts and is a Seven-time W.C. Handy Blues Music Award winner.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Riverside Cemetery

3607 Pearl Road

Cleveland, Ohio, 44109


North America


Map of Riverside Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio

Grave Location:

Section 25

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery stay to the left and drive past Sections 7, 8 and 24 on your left. Stop at Section 25 with the large Baggatt monument on your left. Walk back to the bronze marker for Section 24 in front of the Dietz monument. Walk into the grass area on the border of Sections 24 and 25 and continue walking 7 rows (counting from your right) past the Walker monument on your left. Turn right and walk 5 graves on your left to find the final resting place of blues legend Robert Lockwood Jr.

Grave Location GPS

41.45867541, -81.695350045



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