Buddy “Bugs” Henderson
1943 – March 8, 2012
Bugs Henderson was a Dallas, Texas area blues great who, for the better part of the past 50 years has been playing the kind of electric blues that keeps the crowds on their collective feet. Henderson was just a teenager working in a local record store when he would sneak out of his house to check out the latest bands performing in nearby roadhouses. By 1966 he was playing in a band, Mouse and the Traps, who scored a regional hit with “Public Execution.” By the early ’70s, Henderson was an in-demand studio player while establishing himself as a local draw on the stage. Over the years, he either opened for, or shared the stage with the likes of the Allman Brothers, Leon Russell, Freddie King, Ted Nugent, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and B.B. King. Bugs Henderson died from complications of liver cancer on March 8, 2012. He was 69.
Thanks to Harold Lepidus for the assist.