Detroit's "Gentleman of Blues" Johnnie Bassett Dead at Age 76

August 05, 2012, 3:43 PM

A key figure in the Detroit music scene, he was known as the "gentleman of blues."

On Saturday night, Johnnie Bassett died at age 76, the Detroit New reported.

The News reported that the singer/guitarist's most recent album, "I Can Make That Happen," had just been released by Mack Avenue Records' Sly Dog Records in late June.

Read more:  Detroit News

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