Stick McGhee

Birth Name:
Granville Henry McGhee
Birth Date:
March 23, 1917
Birth Place:
Memphis, Tennessee
Death Date:
August 15, 1961
Place of Death:
The Bronx, New York, New York
Cause of Death:
Lung cancer
Cemetery Name:
Long Island National Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
As a jump blues guitarist, singer and songwriter best known for his blues song "Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee", he was the younger brother of Brownie McGhee

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Long Island National Cemetery

2040 Wellwood Ave

Framingham, New York, 11735


North America

Grave Location:

Section 2K, Plot 6788


Read More About Stick McGhee:

Videos Featuring Stick McGhee:

See More:

Bukka White

popular name: Bukka White

date_of_death: February 26, 1977

age: 70

cause_of_death: Cancer

claim_to_fame: Music

best_know_for: A master blues guitarist and vocalist, he was also B.B. King's uncle

Mississippi Fred McDowell

popular name: Mississippi Fred McDowell

date_of_death: July 3, 1972

age: 68

cause_of_death: Abdominal Cancer

claim_to_fame: Music

best_know_for: Inspired by seeing the legend Charley Patton playing in a juke joint, McDowell secured his reputation without a back catalog of historic blues recordings but rather by playing around the world to enthusiastic fans of low country blues.

Lightnin' Hopkins

popular name: Lightnin' Hopkins

date_of_death: January 30, 1982

age: 69

cause_of_death: Esophageal cancer

claim_to_fame: Music

best_know_for: Sam Lightnin' Hopkins began his blues trail as Blind Lemon Jefferson's guide before spending 30 years on the weekend juke joint circuit. As a soloist who loved to drink, smoke, gamble, fight and chase women, Hopkins had the scars from the prison leg irons of which he sang. Before his death he recorded over 80 albums and Rolling Stone magazine included Hopkins at number 71 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

Back to Top