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Bennie Smith RIP

09/13/06
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(AP) Bennie Smith, a guitarist and St. Louis blues legend who played with stars like Chuck Berry and Ike and Tina Turner, died Sunday following a heart attack. He was 72.

Smith, Kim Massie and the Soulard Blues Band were to perform Sunday night at a club in suburban University City, but when the musicians arrived onstage without Smith, harmonica player Tom "Papa" Ray told the crowd that Smith had died earlier that evening. [see full story for more] - Click here for the Full Story

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