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03/09/2012 - Texas Music Mourns The Loss of Legendary Bugs Henderson

According to the Dallas Morning News, Local blues guitar legend Bugs Henderson, the legendary blues-rocker died Thursday night from complications of liver cancer. He was 69. According to the article, Henderson's death at his home in Jefferson, Texas comes a mere four days after a huge benefit with a slew of well-known musicians was held at Palladium Ballroom to raise money for his medical expenses. Henderson had no health insurance and the cost of his care was mounting. Henderson did not attend that Palladium benefit because he was at home under hospice care. Bugs played with guitar icons such as B.B. King, Freddie King, Eric Clapton, Ted Nugent, Roy Buchanan, and James Burton. To this day, Bugs' guitar hangs in Hard Rock Cafe' in Dallas along side instruments donated by Lee Ritenouer and Chet Atkins. Bugs' signature sound begain to define itself during the 1970s with the blues. Quoting Bugs, "Blues was all that mattered to me; no other music was worth a damn." During this time, Bugs moved from Tyler to Dallas

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