…began to stage performances in the early 50s. When he moved to Chicago in 1957, his greatest inspiration became Muddy Waters, champion of the local scene. A year later he managed to sign a record deal with a famous record label Chess. At that time, also he recorded with Junior Wells.
Turning point in the career of Buddy Guy, there was in the late 80s, when blues music began to experience a revival. It not without significance was also the support he received from Eric Clapton, who invited him to perform with other guitarists on show in London. During this time, he recorded successfully for the label Silvertone.
In 2003 he was classified on 30. list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time magazine Rolling Stone.
In March 2005 Buddy Guy joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.