Post by Steam McQueen on Jun 16, 2018 10:45:49 GMT -5
Matthew Tyler Murphy was born on December 29th, 1929 in Sunflower, Mississippi and moved to Memphis with his family while still a toddler. Matt and his brother Floyd, both made names for themselves as guitar players on the Memphis scene recording with Little Junior Parker and the Blue Flames. Matt Murphy played with Howlin’ Wolf as early as 1948 when Parker was part of Wolf’s band.
Here's a good New York Times article, including a great photo from the 2012 concert (at a Joliet theater) commemorating the 30th anniversary of John Belushi's passing -- Matt played with Tom Malone, Lou Marini, Paul Shaffer and the Official Blues Brothers Revue.