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Eric Clapton bought blues great Skip James the home here.

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Eric Clapton bought blues great Skip James the home here.

Mississippi blues legend, guitarist, Nehemiah Skip James (6/9/02-10/3/69) lived here. Rock legend Eric Clapton bought the house for him. James moved to Philly to be with his bride, Lorenzo, who was the niece of blues master Mississippi John Hurt. See http://articles.philly.com/2009-10-09/news/25271669_1_1960s-blues-revival-furniture-factory-hospital-bed.

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Location: Former Skip James Home , 509 North 55th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19131, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Blues Music, Homes, Lives or Lived Here, Love, Romance, Rock and Roll, Rock Stars
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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