Sonny Boy Williamson II
Bluesman Frank Lippman recounted how he was shocked at the volume of alcohol Sonny Boy drank. But as he remembered, “but after awhile, I understood that he needed his bottle of whiskey and then he would perform perfectly. I only had a problem one time. He was drinking two or three bottles and he didn’t want to leave the stage.”
Final Resting Place:
Whitfield Church Cemetery
Tutwiler, Mississippi, 38963
Grave Location:Sonny Boy Williamson Plot
Grave Location Description
From downtown Tutwiler, Mississippi from Second Street drive 0.4 miles out of town to the fork in the road (there is an above-ground gas meter on your right). Turn right and drive 1.0 mile to the intersection of Prairie and Gibbons. Stay to your right on Prairie and drive 0.5 miles to the former site of the Whitfield Baptist Church (it has since burned down and removed) on your right. Park to the side of the road and look into the tree line and about 100 feet from the road you will see a small scattering of tombstones. The one in the back is the final resting place of blues legend Sonny Boy Williamson II.
Grave Location GPS34.01848633804, -90.4577317354
Visiting The Grave:
Read More About Sonny Boy Williamson II:
- Wikipedia Entry
- From the Vaults: Sonny Boy Williamson II
- Photo montage of the career of Sonny Boy
- Mystery of the two Sonny Boy Williamsons
- Sonny Boy II - The Chess Years
- Sonny Boy II Told His Sisters "Keep It To Yourself" But They Told Me His Best-kept Secret
- Mississippi Blues Travellers: Sonny Boy Williamson grave, Tutwiler, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi
- Sonny Boy Williamson II: King of the Harmonica
- Blues Legend Sonny Boy Williamson With Rock Historian Ed Ward
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