Mighty Joe Young

Born: 
09/23/1927
City: 
Shreveport
Region: 
Louisiana
Country: 
USA
Died: 
03/27/1999
Years Active: 
1950's-1980's
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Guitar, Vocals

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Born Joseph Young in Shreveport, he was raised in Milwaukee and began playing in the early 1950s in local nightclubs. By the mid 1950s, Young had recorded his first song for Jiffy Records in Louisiana. Before Young became known for his contributions to blues, he was training to become a boxer. In March 1999, he elected to have spinal surgery to relieve pain caused by a pinched nerve that was preventing him from playing. Sadly, he passed away due to complications resulting from this surgery.

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Mighty Joe Young 11/03/1967 Chess Mate Detroit Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 11/04/1967 Chess Mate Detroit Michigan USA
Ann Arbor Blues Festival 08/07/1970 Otis Spann Memorial Field Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 01/22/1971 Chess Mate Detroit Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 01/23/1971 Chess Mate Detroit Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 01/24/1971 Chess Mate Detroit Michigan USA
Ann Arbor Blues Recital 07/24/1971 Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival (Afternoon) 09/09/1972 Otis Spann Memorial Field Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young & His Revue 09/29/1972 People's Ballroom Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young & His Revue 09/30/1972 People's Ballroom Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Albert King / Muddy Waters 11/17/1972 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 01/23/1973 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 01/24/1973 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 01/25/1973 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 08/13/1973 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 08/14/1973 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 08/15/1973 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival (Evening) 09/09/1973 Otis Spann Memorial Field Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 11/27/1973 Primo Showbar Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 11/28/1973 Primo Showbar Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 11/29/1973 Primo Showbar Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 06/09/1976 Second Chance Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 06/10/1976 Second Chance Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 06/28/1976 Lizard's East Lansing Michigan USA
Mighty Joe Young 06/29/1976 Lizard's East Lansing Michigan USA

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