My Great-Grandfather was named Geno Skaggs. My mom wanted to name me after him.So, she did. I never got to visit Geno.I also never got to know him. He was a great musician just like my Grandpa.
He played with John Lee Hooker, Tina Turner,Earl Hooker,Muddy Waters,Boz Scaggs, Johnny Big Moose Walker, Lightnin’ Hopkins,King Perkoff, Rick Welter,Johnny Ace, Lisa Kindred, Luther tucker, Little Walter, Big Walter Horton, Bo Diddly, Buddy Guy, Charlie Musselwhite, Earl Hooker, Johnny Guitar Watson, Elmore James, Freddie King, Houndog Taylor, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Cotton, Coco Taylor, Little Walter, Eddie Taylor, BB King Jr., Lonnie Brooks, Mike Bloomfield, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Paul Butterfield, John Lee Hooker, Freddie Roulette, Boz Scaggs, Twist Turner, Willie Pinetop Perkins, Luther Tucker, Elvin Bishop and more.
He thought it was really cool to hang out with the stars. Then, he died in 1987. He died because he had Throat Cancer. He had a hole in his neck because he smoked too much.
And That’s the Story Of my Great grandfather Geno Skaggs.