1980: Aretha with Matt Murphy in the movie The Blues Brothers. He played her guitarist-husband who left their diner to rejoin the Blues Brothers band.
Blues master Matt "Guitar: Murphy's recent death at age 88 didn't get the notice it should have, given his visibility in recent decades. Murphy, a veteran musician who gained notice in the film The Blues Brothers as part of their all-star band, was no latecomer to the blues. He was a native of Sunflower, Mississippi (in the Delta), also the birthplace of bluesman Little Milton Campbell and R&B crooner Jerry Butler.
Muddy Waters' headstone claimes he was born in 1915, but subsequent research points to 1913 as his actual birth year. So his centennial year has passed. Despite that, here's a look at high points in his storied career. I'm not going to run through an entire biography here. Robert Gordon's will do quite nicely.