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Died On This Date (May 10, 1998) Lester Butler / The Red Devils

Posted by themusicsover on May 10, 2010

Lester Butler
November 12, 1959 – May 10, 1998

Lester Butler was a blues harmonica player and singer who was in the Red Devils (previously known as the Blue Shadows), a Los Angeles blues rock band who also included members of the Blasters and the Knitters.  In 1992, the band caught the ear of Rick Rubin who produced their debut album.  That lead to some studio work with Mick Jagger and Johnny Cash.  On May 10, 1998, Lester Butler, age 38, died of a drug overdose.

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