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Birth Name: Walter Horton
Born: 1917/04/06
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee
Died: 1981/12/08
Years Active: Late 1920s – 1981
Genres: Blues

Walter Horton, better known as Big Walter Horton or Walter "Shakey" Horton, (April 6, 1917 - December 8, 1981) was an American blues harmonica player. A quiet, unassuming and essentially shy man, Horton is remembered as one of the most influential harmonica players in the history of blues. Willie Dixon once called Horton "the best harmonica player I ever heard."

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