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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mark Sallings and The Famous Unknowns

Mark Sallings was born on April 11, 1952 and began performing at 14 years old and never stopped. He began with a small local band,along the"Chitlin Circuit", in clubs like The White Swan in Newport, Arkansas, where BB King and Albert King put down their licks as they traveled the Blues Highway. Mark spent years in the recording and music industry in Memphis, working with many of the studios and developing his own musical style. The Famous Unknowns was a tongue in cheek poke at being the backup band for a lot of big blues artists. The Famous Unknowns were the first house band at BB King's in Memphis Tenn. Mark Sallings tragically died in a two-vehicle accident on February 25, 2009 while driving to a casino gig in Tunica, Mississippi. “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, Like ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorites band! ”LIKE”

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