- Dec 29, 2013
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Dick Shurman, the blues producer and journalist, reports today from Chicago that the great Otis Rush has died at the age of 84. With B.B. King, he mayhave been the major influence on a generation of electric blues guitarists, inspiring Michael Bloomfield (among others) in Chicago and shaping the work of such British acolytes as Peter Green (who unashamedly lifted Rush's "All Your Love" for his "Black Magic Woman") and Eric Clapton. He was also an overpowering singer.