William Samuel McTier
I was listening to the radio one day (in the 60s) when
I heard the Blues DJ, Mike Raven, say that there were only 6 copies
of Blind Willie McTell's LP "Last Sessions" sold. I went into
"Record Wise" in Egham, owned by Adam Gibbs, and asked to
order it. He had it in stock!
*Wikipedia gives the date as 1898 (when Blind Willie's mum would have been 10!) and The Big Book of Blues by Robert Santelli gives 1901 but Michael Gray (in "Hand me my travelin' shoes") gives compelling evidence that April '03 to April '04 is the probable time of birth and, as the 5th. May is generally considered the birth date, the date given would seem a fair bet.