Legendary Chicago guitarist Pete Cosey dies

Legendary guitarits Pete Cosey, who garnered a sterling reputation for his work with artists from Muddy Waters to Miles Davis, has reportedly died in Chicago at age 68 from complications following surgery.

During the 60s Cosey was a popular studio musician and a member of the house band at Chess Records, where he recorded with Etta James, Waters and Howlin' Wolf.  He was known most for his regular use of a guitar pedal to distort the sound that came from his instrument.  That brought the attention of Miles Davis, for whom Cosey played on several albums in the 1970s.  His last national stage was in the 2003 movie The Blues: A Musical Journey. 

He will be missed.

Legendary guitarits Pete Cosey, who garnered a sterling reputation for his work with artists from Muddy Waters to Miles Davis, has reportedly died in Chicago at age 68 from complications following surgery.

During the 60s Cosey was a popular studio musician and a member of the house band at Chess Records, where he recorded with Etta James, Waters and Howlin' Wolf.  He was known most for his regular use of a guitar pedal to distort the sound that came from his instrument.  That brought the attention of Miles Davis, for whom Cosey played on several albums in the 1970s.  His last national stage was in the 2003 movie The Blues: A Musical Journey. 

He will be missed.


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