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Charley Patton was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as an Early Influence in 2021.

Charley Patton

Charley Patton box set ephemeraFather of the Delta Blues.

"Before Jimi Hendrix mastered the guitar, before Chuck Berry pioneered rock & roll, before Robert Johnson strummed a single chord -- Charley Patton did it all." More on







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Influence & Legacy

Charley Patton was influenced by...

  • Henry Sloan
  • Earl Harris
  • Ma Rainey

Charley Patton inspired artists like...

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