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Charley Lincoln biography



Charlie Lincoln (also known as Charley Hicks or Laughing Charley) (March 11, 1900 – September 28, 1963), was an early American country blues musician. He often recorded with his brother Robert Hicks (who was billed as Barbecue Bob). Early life He was born in Lithonia, Georgia. In his teens he was taught guitar by Savannah Weaver, the mother of Curley Weaver, and performed in the Lithonia area until 1920. An example is the two part duet with crosstalk, "It Won't Be Long Now" that the brothers recorded in Atlanta on November 5, 1927. After Robert's early death in 1931, Charley Lincoln continued to perform into the 1950s. From 1955–63 he was imprisoned for murder in Cairo, Georgia - he became a prisoner trustee - where he died of a cerebral hemorrhage on September 28, 1963.