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Billy Boy Arnold
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Birth name William Arnold
Born September 16, 1935 (1935-09-16) (age 86)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • Harmonica
  • guitar
  • vocals
Years active 1952–present

William "Billy Boy" Arnold (born September 16, 1935) is an American blues harmonica player and singer-songwriter.

In the early 1950s, he joined forces with street musician Bo Diddley and played harmonica on the March 2, 1955 recording of the Bo Diddley song "I'm a Man" released by Checker Records.

Arnold signed a solo recording contract with Vee-Jay Records, recording the originals of "I Wish You Would" and "I Ain’t Got You".

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