> He was so ferocious, he reportedly didn’t need a microphone to sing in clubs, and his raw, aggressive tone was almost punk-rock loud.
> His 1951 recording of Robert Johnson’s “Dust My Broom” gave us one of the most iconic blues riffs of all time.
> According to Keith Richards, when he first met Brian Jones, the charismatic Jones wanted to be Elmore James.
> Jimi Hendrix’s brief incarnation as “Jimmy James” was a tribute to Elmore.
> He was celebrated as “The King of Slide Guitar.” Nuff’ said.