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"Rollin' Stone" is the name of a 1948 Muddy Waters blues song, and was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000.

"Rollin' Stone" was written by Muddy Waters and credited under his real name, McKinley Morganfield. Waters based the song on Mississippi blues singer/guitarist Robert Petway's song "Catfish Blues", but added a beat and some changes to make it his own. "Rollin' Stone" was the first single ever released on Chess Records.

Influence

The song provided The Rolling Stones with their name, influenced Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone",[1] and influenced Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)".

The magazine Rolling Stone, which also partly took its name from the song, placed the song "Rollin' Stone" at number 459 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.



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