|April 27, 2008|
|"Our Man on the South Side," Jake Freeman, sent in a photo of Georgia Tom Dorsey's crypt in the Mausoleum at Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago. Many thanks to Jake.|
|April 19, 2008|
|Just a reminder that DBG only accepts original photographs and artwork for publication on the site. This means that we won't publish images or artwork that is downloaded or captured from other sites. We appreciate the enthusiasm of the visitors who submit images from other sites in order to include DBGs that aren't on DBG, but we can't use those images because of rights and permissions issues.
Original images may be sumbitted by the photographer or artist who produced the work, or by their friends who obtain permission from them to submit the images in their name. Artwork may be completely original, or an interpretation of a photograph, as long as the degree of interpretation is something other than the application of a photoshop effect or a collage of unmanipulated photographs. Admittedly, there is a high degree of subjectivity involved in the decision regarding artwork. We hope this answers some recent questions that have come up.
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|July 2007 - April 2008|
|Several notable updates over the past months. (This may be a partial list. We're still catching up)
|June 29, 2007|
|Hank Williams Sr. gets a portrait, thanks to Jimmy Stewart, the artist. Brian Tierney sends in two photos of Hank's grave with some interesting shadows... Thanks, Brian!|
|January 5, 2007|
|Charlie 'Bird' Parker joins the group, thanks to Dave Schaefer. If you only think of jazz when you hear Bird's name, listen again. Thanks, Dave!|
|November 6, 2006|
|Added a new photo to Stevie Ray Vaughan's page, courtesy of Craig Hopkins, noted authority on SRV, author and President of the SRV Fan Club. This is a photo of the original gravestone, which was replaced when the current marker was installed. Thanks, Craig!|
|November 1, 2006|
|Added Three New Photos of the Jimi Hendrix Memorial. These came from Bill Aronson, who visited in 2005. Bill included a great photo of the original marker, which was incorporated into the memorial. Thanks, Bill!|
|August 15, 2006|
|Added Rufus Thomas, Robert Nighthawk, Frank Frost, and a photo of Guitar Gabriel, thanks to Don Buroker.
Added Junior Kimbrough, Furry Lewis, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Sonny Boy Williamson I, thanks to Mark Low. Great contributions!
|April 10, 2006|
|Added JB LéNoir, Memphis Minnie and Bukka White, thanks to Larry Widen.|
|April 8, 2006|
|Added King Ernest Baker, thanks to Paul Hathaway for the photo of the marker, the memorial service announcement and Paul's obituary for King Ernest.|
|March 1, 2006|
|Added a new image of Rory Gallagher's FRP. Thanks to, and much appreciation for, the patience of Pauline and Paul Turner.
Also, sometime between now and last August we added the terrific illustrations of Phil Chestnut, the Philustr8tr!, along with his photo of Sonny Boy Williamson II's FRP. See Phil's work on his page, and the pages of Sonny Boy II, Albert King and Freddie King. Don't forget to visit Phil's website.
|August 3, 2005|
|Added Albert King. Thanks to Bob Agee and Erik Ellington for the photos of Albert King.
Added Mance Lipscomb. Thanks to Erik Ellington for the photos of Mance Lipscomb.
Thanks to both of them for their patience in wating for them to get up on the site.
|May 21, 2005|
|Added Howlin' Wolf (Chester Arthur Burnett) . DBG Thanks Larry Widen|
|March 13, 2005|
|Added Duane Allman. Thanks to Mike Piazza and Chris Beleña|
|February 28, 2005|
|Added T-Bone Walker, Pee Wee Crayton, Big Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker
Once more, a Big Thanks to Clint Stoutenour
|February 8, 2005|
|Added Big Boy Crudup - Thanks to Robert Baer|
|January 27, 2005|
|Added Rory Gallagher - Many Thanks to Patrick Kennedy and Harry Pellegrin|
|January 26, 2005|
|Added a great photo from 1988 to W.C. Handy's page - Thanks to Harry Pellegrin
Added Hound Dog Taylor, Luther Allison and Michael Bloomfield - Once again, our thanks to Clint Stoutenour
|January 3, 2005|
|Added Big Joe Turner - Many Thanks to The So. Cal Bluesmen, Big Son Tom Eliff & West Coast Johnny Childress|
|December 20, 2004|
|Added Otis Spann - And Another BIG Thank You! DBG to Clint Stoutenour.|
|December 19, 2004|
|Added Willie Dixon, Big Bill Broonzey - Another BIG Thank You! DBG to Clint Stoutenour.||December 6, 2004|
|Added Yank Rachell, Jimmy Reed, Scrapper Blackwell and another shot of Earl Hooker's marker - Many, Many thanks to Clint Stoutenour for these photos!|
|Added Guitar Gabriel - Our Heartfelt Thanks to Gaile Welker - For this contribution and all that she has done to promote appreciation for the Blues and the artists.|
|October 1, 2004|
|Added a close-up photo of Alex Moore's marker - The close-up is of the small photographic portrait of Moore, hidden behind a metal cap on the marker.|
|September 7, 2004|
|We started selling DBG T-Shirts - Show your support for Dead Blues Guys everywhere. It's a good quality t-shirt and should last a long, long time. Get one today! Click Here to go to the t-shirt order page.|
|July 22, 2004|
|Added Photo's of the Jimi Hendrix Memorial - Many Thanks to Philip Nicholson, who photographed the memorial on July 12, 2004.|
|April 20, 2004|
|Added Whistlin' Alex Moore - The Dallas Texas Piano Bluesman who said "I don't know how to play the piano, but my fingers do." - Thanks to Kelly Brady|
|April 8, 2004|
|DBG website upgraded and redesigned. The site is now built using CSS. Some older browsers will not display the page designs, but less than .02% of our visitors are still using outdated browsers. We have temporarily disabled the FRP Notes feature because scammers and spammers have been taking advantage of e-mail addresses left there. A more secure replacement will be coming along in the near future. Thanks to eveyone who has contributed to DBG. More DBG's to come!|
|September 1, 2002|
|Added Freddie King - Thanks to Kelly Brady|
|August 20, 2002|
|Added Robert Johnson at Little Zion "The FINAL Final Resting Place." Thanks to Janet and Mike Tester|
|August 9, 2002|
|Added Robert Johnson at Payne Chapel and Mt Zion - Thanks to Mike Bass|
|August 6, 2002|
|Added Skip James|
|July 30, 2002|
|Added Hank Williams, Sr.|
|July 29, 2002|
|Added Floyd "Dipper Boy" Council|
|July 18, 2002|
|Added Charley Patton and Sonny Boy Williamson II. Thanks to Michael Bass of Valdosta, GA. One more to come from Mike. Stay tuned.|
|March 1, 2002|
|Added Lightnin' Hopkins|
|January 16, 2002|
|A tip from a visitor leads us to conclude that the photos of Lil' Son Jackson's headstone are not what they seem to be. Turns out there are multiple Melvin Jackson's in that cemetery and the one we had is not Lil' Son!. We've contacted the photographer and will try to get the right headstone in the viewfinder next time. Many thanks to those who helped us figure this out.|
|November 27, 2001|
|It's Stevie Ray Vaughan Day! We received photographs from two unrelated contributors within 24 hours!
Check out the SRV pages.
|July 23, 2001|
|Added a bunch of DBGs over the past two weeks. See list below.
The photos of Mississippi John Hurt and Elmore James were taken by Dick Waterman. Mr. Waterman's contributions to the world of the living Blues is extraordinary and DBG is honored to be able to present these photographs. (See Dick Waterman Photography)
|June 16, 2001|
|OK, it's been a while. Got too busy. But things are still happening here and we're back.
Added Richard Trice
Special Event - June 16 in Durham, North Carolina, USA - Blind Boy Fuller Honored
More to come ! Some photos by Dick Waterman
|June 7, 2000|
|Added "Lil' Son" Jackson and Frankie Lee Sims|
|May 8, 2000|
|Added links to biographies of Dead Blues Guys, a blues site link page, search page and what's new.|
|April 14, 2000|
|Added Gene Ammons, Junior Wells, Earl Hooker, Walter Horton, Magic Sam, Muddy Waters, Luther Tucker, Valerie Wellington & Restvale Cemetery, Worth IL.|
|January 10, 2000|
|Site Launched - FRPs of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Boy Fuller, Thelonious Monk, Rev. Gary Davis & Willie Trice|