Blues singer 'Weepin'' Willie Robinson, Dec. 30 "Weepin'" Willie Robinson, a blues singer who performed with Steven Tyler and Bonnie Raitt but also spent time homeless, died on Dec. 30. He was 81. Robinson died in a fire started by a cigarette he was smoking in bed, the Boston Fire Department said. Robinson had been a sharecropper, an Army veteran and a friend of performers, including B.B. King. He had worked a benefit concert with Tyler and two Boston Music Awards shows, in 2005 and again in early December.
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