The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 is not related to any other museums or "hall of fames"of any type music or other anywhere.

Telephone:   815-927-1540
Email:  Hello@RoadToRock.org
Illinois Rock & Roll Museum
PO BOX 1251
Joliet, IL 60432
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"Can't Get No Grindin'"

McKinley Morganfield aka Muddy Waters (April 4, 1913  – April 30, 1983)  was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues", and an important figure on the post-war blues scene.

Muddy Waters grew up on Stovall Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi, and by age 17 was playing the guitar and the harmonica, emulating the local blues artists Son House and Robert Johnson.  He was recorded in Mississippi by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1941.   In 1943, he moved to Chicago to become a full-time professional musician. In 1946, he recorded his first records for Columbia Records and then for Aristocrat Records, a newly formed label run by the brothers Leonard and Phil Chess.

Joseph “Mojo” Morganfield, is the youngest son of the world famous, Muddy Waters. Joseph began his career following in his father’s footsteps as a young boy singing in the church choir but decided to pursue his basketball scholarship instead. After taking up music again, he began to play with his father in the many clubs in Chicago, closing out many of Muddy’s shows. Mojo is a regular on the Chicago blues scene and tours a lot with his brother. Joseph is an accomplished Blues singer and musician who is also an Ambassador and Inductee to the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame.