Franklin, Guitar Pete

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Franklin, Guitar Pete Gender: M
Edward Lamonte Franklin
born on 16 January 1927 at 23:05 (= 11:05 PM )
Place Indianapolis, Indiana, 39n46, 86w09
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°06' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 17°42 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 12°35'


African-American blues singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter, whose best known track was "Guitar Pete's Blues".

Franklin variously worked with a number of fellow blues musicians including St. Louis Jimmy Oden, Jazz Gillum, John Brim, Sunnyland Slim, and Tampa Red.

In 1963, Bluesville Records released The Blues of Pete Franklin: Guitar Pete's Blues, which was recorded on 12 July 1961 in Indianapolis.

Franklin died in Indianapolis, Indiana, on 31 July 1975 from heart disease, aged 47.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives. Wikipedia has 1928 in error.


  • Traits : Body : Race (Black)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitarist, pianist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Blues)