Monday, December 31, 2007
Boston bluesman dies in house fire
"Weepin'" Willie Robinson, an elder statesman of Boston blues, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, in a house fire. He was 81.
According to The Boston Globe, Robinson died in bed in a fire caused by his own cigarette in his Boston rest home.
A fixture on the Boston blues scene since 1959, Robinson didn't record his first solo album until 1999 at age 72. "At Last, On Time," released on the APO label, featured Mighty Sam McClain, Susan Tedeschi and Jimmy D. Lane.
Boston Globe article