Blues Icon Dick Waterman Has Passed Away At 88

Dick Waterman was an influential blues promoter & photographer who helped spark the 1960s folk & blues revival by re-igniting the careers of blues legends like Bukka White and Son House.

Photo: Dick Waterman and Son House 1969 (press)
Photo (press): Dick Waterman and Son House 1969

Waterman managed Son House’s dramatic comeback tour, and also Mississippi John Hurt, Lightnin Hopkins, Arthur Crudup and others. He played a pivotal role in Bonnie Raitt’s early career. Along the way, Waterman’s keen eye for photography captured some of the most iconic photos of blues masters, including B.B. King, Son House, Howlin’ Wolf, Raitt and many others. In 2000, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

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