b. 20 December 1930, Parkin, Arkansas, USA, d. 26 September 1980, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Pat Hare is best known for his excellent work as an accompanying guitarist with Little Junior Parker’s Blue Flames, and then with the Muddy Waters band in Chicago, Illinois. He appeared on several records by both, during the 50s and early 60s. Prior to that he had played with Howlin’ Wolf and done session work in Memphis at the Sam Phillips studio, where he accompanied James Cotton on his earliest recordings. While there, he recorded several tracks under his own name (not issued until many years later), including one titled ‘I’m Gonna Murder My Baby’. This title proved to be prophetic, as he was convicted in 1964 for murdering his girlfriend and a policeman; he died of cancer while still serving his sentence in prison.
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