Robert Nighthawk

Robert Lee McCoy
Birth Name:
Robert Lee McCollum
Birth Date:
November 30, 1909
Birth Place:
Helena, Arkansas
Death Date:
November 5, 1967
Place of Death:
Helena, Arkansas
Cause of Death:
Heart Failure
Cemetery Name:
Magnolia Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Robert Nighthawk was a blues musician who was one of the foremost blues slide guitarists of his era providing new type of blues by combining acoustic Delta Blues and electric Chicago Blues. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1983.

Fun Fact

Robert Nighthawk was the father of blues musician Sam Carr.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Magnolia Cemetery

108 Wire Road

Helena, Arkansas, 72342


North America

Grave Location Description

Drive straight through the gates, veer left as you go up the short hill and park as you begin to turn. Both Robert Nighthawk and Frank Frost are buried side by side with matching monuments on your left.



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