"Blind" Willie Johnson

Vocals, Guitar

Date of Birth:  January 22, 1897    Independence, TX

Date of Death:  September 18, 1945    Beaumont, TX

Place of Burial:  Blanchette Cemetery

                          3600 Inca Street at 800 Ollie

                          Beaumont, TX 77705

Has Marker: Yes 

Grave Location:  Exact location is unknown, cenotaph is in cemetery

                           30° 3' 1" N / 94° 6' 12" W

SELECTED RECORDINGS

The Complete Blind Willie Johnson, Columbia/Legacy (C2K 52835)

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Texas State Historical Marker located at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, 1440 Forrest St / I-10E, Beaumont, TX 77701

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