Lightin’ Slim’ birthday
Originally shared by Dennis Healy
Lightnin’ Slim ~ ”The Sky Is Crying”(Modern Electric Delta Blues Live 1972).. Remembering today Otis Verries Hicks, known as Lightnin’ Slim (March 13, 1913 – July 27, 1974)
In the 1970s, Slim performed on tours in Europe, both in the United Kingdom and at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland where he was often accompanied by Moses „Whispering” Smith on harmonica. He last toured the UK in 1973, with the American Blues Legends package.
In July 1974, Slim died of stomach cancer in Detroit, Michigan, aged 61.