Lead Belly - The Musician
The Great American Folk Musician Leadbelly! 10 Questions.
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What was Lead Belly's Birth Name?
William Huddie Ladbetter
Huddie William Ledbetter
What was Lead Belly's Date of Birth?
Known as "The King of the 12 String Guitar" Lead Belly also played a number of other instuments, what were they?
Piano and Accordian
Violin and Concertina
Piano, Concertina, Mandolin, Violin and Accordian
What was the first instument that Lead Belly played?
12 String Guitar
What name did Lead Belly give his 12 string guitar which he help to popularise?
Lead Belly did three long stretches in prison before he was discovered, but what were the crimes that he committed?
Tax Evasion and Gun Running
Assault, Carrying a Pistol , Shooting a Relative and Stabbing a Man
Who discovered and then managed and promoted Lead Belly once he came out of prison?
John and Alan Lomax
Colonel Tom Parker
While traveling with John Lomax, Lead Belly often had to perform menial tasks for him,what were they?
Making The Tea
Shining shoes and doing laundry
Dustying and Tidying
One of Lead Belly's most famous songs became a number 1 hit for Bob Seeger's band,The Weavers,what was it called?
How and when did Lead Belly die?
December 6th 1949 and died of ALS (Lou Gehrigâ€™s disease)
January 6th 1944 and died of a Heart Attack
March 1945 and died of Cancer
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