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Town of Duncan, Eddie Campbell, others to be honored with Blues Trail marker


DUNCAN, Mississippi — The town of Duncan in Bolivar County and blues legend Eddie C. Campbell will be honored Friday with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail.

The marker will be dedicated at 11 a.m. at East Main and Park Street in Duncan. Campbell will perform at the dedication.

Campbell was born in Duncan in 1939. Campbell left Mississippi as a child and was raised in Chicago, where he joined a legendary circle of blues musicians. Campbell toured and lived in Europe in the 1980s. He suffered a stroke in 2013 but continues to perform.

Among others to be honored are Jimmy Reed, who lived on the nearby McMurchy plantation before moving to Chicago, and Robert "Bilbo" Walker, a familiar figure in the juke joints around Clarksdale, Bobo, Alligator and Duncan.

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