Miss. Blues Trail Marker to recognize legend Sonny Boy Williamson

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Legendary bluesman Sonny Boy Williamson, a harmonica player, singer, and songwriter from Mississippi, will be recognized with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail on Thursday.

The unveiling will take place at 5 p.m. in Helena, Arkansas, where Williamson lived and performed.

Williamson made Helena his home until he died May 25, 1965.

The Mississippi native's rise to fame began in Helena as the star of KFFA radio's "King Biscuit Time."

He established himself as one of the premier blues performers in the Delta in both Arkansas and Mississippi through his live appearances in cafes and clubs and his broadcasts on KFFA and other stations.

His recordings, including the chart hits "Don't Start Me Talkin'," ''Keep It to Yourself" and "Help Me," brought him national recognition.

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