James Cotton was born on July 1, 1935. Cotton, a legendary and influential blues harp (harmonica) player, is known for his tenure with the Muddy Waters Blues Band, having played on many of the mid to late 50's classic hits. He later on reunited with Waters for his comeback album "Hard Again" in 1977.
You can't miss his intro harp:
He would become a great solo artist in his own right, winning a Grammy Award in 1996 Traditional Blues Album Category, "Deep in the Blues".
He is still performing to this day... a true champion of the Chicago blues!
Have a good one James!