Blues Brothers Band musician Matt “Guitar” Murphy has died on the age of 88, his nephew Floyd Murphy Jr. introduced on Fb.
“Effectively they are saying when it rains it pours…i used to be simply informed that my uncle Matt Guitar Murphy handed away final evening,” Murphy wrote Friday. “I can not really feel a freaking factor in my physique now however I have to keep robust trigger he was a powerful man that lived an extended lengthy fruitfull life that poured his coronary heart out in each guitar solo he took… sure the grasp is up stairs now with my father and mom,uncle Melvin Murphy, Jimmy Biggins, Eric Udell, Alan Ruben, BB King, Etta James… the checklist is simply approach too lengthy people however there all collectively once more doing what there identified for the world over ….love you uncle inform dad hello for me…. Might you RIP.”
Deadline.com stated the late musician appeared within the 1980 film Blues Brothers and its 1998 sequel Blues Brothers 2000.
He additionally performed within the Blues Brothers Band with the late John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd when the group carried out “Soul Man” throughout a Saturday Evening Dwell sketch in 1978. He stayed with the touring band – which had rotating artists and musicians — till 2002 when he had a stroke and semi-retired, Rolling Stone stated.