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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 3, 1983, Tokyo, JapanTuesday May 3, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes National 3 Muddy Waters fam blues Singer Dies at 68 Chicago up music lovers around the world sunday mourned the death of Muddy Waters who pioneered Chicago style blues an became the godfather of Rock n Roll. Waters the King of Chicago blues died of Aheart attack in his sleep Early saturday. He was 68. They be said the blues was sad music Friend and fellow artist . King said. It s going to be sadder now without can say without equivocation that he was one of the great influences on american music . Adderly a former jazz musician and father of Nat Adderly and the late Cannonball was outstanding in that he was one of those Early artists who paved the Way who made impossible for musicians to go on and do other things Adderly said. Waters was instrumental in shaping Rock n Urban blues attracted Many Young rockers such As the rolling stones. Though Waters never achieved the Fame and Fortune of some of his Young fans he said he Felt no bitterness Over the Success they achieved largely based on his music. It Don t bother me at All when bands like the rolling stones make it big he told the Chicago Tribune in 1981. The boys were real Nice. Waters an incredible person. Hell go Down As the greatest blues player of All time. The world is going to miss , the son of a sharecropper was born Mckinley Morganfield on april 4, 1915, in rolling Fork miss. He took on his famous nickname in his childhood because of his fondness for playing inthe Creek behind the family farmhouse. He started playing the guitar when he was 20,developing an earthy emotional style of country always wanted to be great he once said. I always wanted to be known Cross country not liken Ordinary person who just lives and when he moved from the Cotton Fields of the Mississippi Delta to the paper Mills of Chicago he overlaid his country style with a polish of Cit sound and a blast of electric amplification. He bought his first electric guitar in 1944, an shortly afterwards was introduced to the chess Brothers beginning an association that lasted nearly 30 years. Waters first Solo recording for the Ches Brothers was i can t be satisfied which con Vinced the chess Brothers that the Brash electric blues could sell. They set up chess records in 1950.they passed a Quarter to me gave me credit Waters led virtually the first electric blues Rock you drawing Talent from figures such As Jimm Chicago blues artist Junior Wells who played in Rogers on guitar Little Walter on Harmonica and Waters backup band during the 1950s, called Waters half brother Otis Spann of piano. Muddy Waters in the first half of the 1950s, Waters produced series of passionate recordings. She loves me topped the rhythm and blues charts in 1952,followed up with classics like Zoochie Coochie Man i just Wanna make love to you and the blues Rock Standard got my Mojo other hits were forty Days & forty nights close to you i m ready and mad Waters is survived by his wife Marva a son three daughters a Stepson and several grandchildren and arrangements were pending. Two innocents shot in gang style slaying Baltimore a two goo citizens who had agreed to testify in a Federal drug trial were killed by barrage of gunfire As they worked at the front desk of a suburban Motel worker who had been threatened recently the wife Ozone victim and sister of the other was also at the Motel but was was a hit police spokesman e. Jay Miller said. Somebody wanted them dead and somebody did narcotics is the underworld said Andrew Manning a spokesman in the local Fri office. They will Stop at nothing. This shows David Scott Piechowicz 27, of Reisterstown and his sister in Law Susan Kennedy 19, of Owings Mills had appeared before a Federal grand jury and in a matter of Days were Mohave testified for the government in the trial of Anthony Grandison 30.Piechowicz and Kennedy his Sis Ter in Law died in a Hail of gunfire inthe lobby of the Pikesville Motel where they worked. They were shot several times in the Chest and prob ably never knew what hit them said Miller. Piechowicz who managed the Motel was shot three times in the right Side of the Chest. Kennedy the daughter of a Baltimore police officer was shot at least twice in the left Side of the Chest. Employees at a jewelry store Adja cent to the lobby heard gunshots and found the victims behind the registration desk. But police were unable to say whether More than one person had fired the shots. Baltimore county police recovered17 spent cartridges 10 from the hotel police spokesman sgt. Don Shinnamon said the bullets were .380-caliber and probably were fired from an automatic weapon such As compact machine gun. Miller said there were no witness Sand police had no suspects in the said the killings were definitely of the organized Cheryl Piechowicz wife of the slain Man and sister of Kennedy was threatened during an appearance at Are trial hearing in the Case said Geprge Brosan head of t in Federal drug enforcement Agency s office . Piechowicz also was working at the Motel that Day but was not atthe desk at the time of the attack. She was s placed in Federal protective custody " i 7 i Bra san would not elaborated nor would he say what mrs. Piechowicz exact role was in the narcotics Case against Anthony Grandison. But redid confirm that she was a witness and that her testimony could be More damaging then that of her slain sister Susan Kennedy. Court documents said Piechowicz had noticed evidence of drug trafficking at the Warren House motor hotel located just Over the City line in quiet suburban Pikesville. Officials said the Motel management was not involved in the illegal has been charged with Possession with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin and a handgun violation. If convicted of those charges he could face up to 40 years in prison said assistant . Attorney Tycobb. Grandison s Case was scheduled to come to trial in . District court before judge Joseph Howard on tuesday documents showed. The biggest problem is that Pecan t protect every witness in a Case Manning Fri has indicated that other witnesses in the Grandison trial have since been placed under protective custody Cobb said officials wanted to take the Case to trial As soon As possible to avoid further endangering of wit nesses.",. A \

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