Billy Davenport

Billy Davenport
Born (1931-04-23)April 23, 1931
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died December 24, 1999(1999-12-24) (aged 68)
Genres Blues, jazz
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, Paul Butterfield

Billy Davenport (April 23, 1931[1] – December 24, 1999)[2] was an American drummer known for his work with blues musicians such as Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf,[3] Otis Rush, and Paul Butterfield. He played on the Butterfield album East-West, and retired from music briefly until 1972, and then again from 1974 to 1981.[4]

Born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, Davenport died in December 1999.[2] He was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 as an early member of the Butterfield Band.[5]


  1. ^ Erlewine, Michael (1931-04-23). "Billy Davenport - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-07.
  2. ^ a b Doc Rock. "The Dead Rock Stars Club 1998 - 1999". Retrieved 2013-03-07.
  3. ^ James Segrest, Mark Hoffman, Moanin' at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin' Wolf Page 373 Google Books
  4. ^ All music guide to the blues: the definitive guide to the blues - Page 140 Google Books
  5. ^ "Inductee Explorer - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". Retrieved 25 January 2018.