Saturday, June 27, 2009

Jackie Washington: 1919-2009 (R.I.P.)

Beloved Hamilton blues legend Jackie Washington has died at the age of 89.

With family and friends by his side, Jackie passed away at Joseph’s Hospital at 1:22 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. The cause of death was complications from a heart attack.

He was an inspiration to generations of musicians and a Canadian treasure.

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  1. Sorry to hear! Wishing all my love to the family and to all the love ones..
    Be safe luv always.
    Beautiful Qu├ębec City

  2. I offer my condolences to Jackie's family and friends.
    He was a great man, and I feel honored to have had the chance to know him and even jam with him on one or two occasions back in the 70's.
    He was a very sweet man, and a living encyclopedia of Jazz and Blues, I learned from him about stage composure, and tips on playing rhythm guitar.
    Rest in peace Jackie.
    Eli Dr. Blues Marcus,
    Toronto/Tel Aviv


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