Junior Wells, pioneering blues harmonica player, succumbs at 63

February 1998
Jet;02/02/98, Vol. 93 Issue 10, p18
Reports the death of Junior Wells, famous blues harmonica player. Circumstances of his death; Biographical data; Notable albums he has put out.


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