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1943
Born in Palm Springs, California in 1943.
 
1949
At the age of 6 he discovered his first love when he picked up the 6 string!
 
1959

At 16, Bugs started his own band, the Sensors.

 
1960s

Beginning in the early 1960's he began working in a record store in Tyler. As a teen he would sneak out of the house against his father's wishes just to catch live gigs in the local joints.


By the end of the decade, Bugs had made the transition from fan to musician. As a house guitarist at the Robin Hood Studios, he played demo sessions behind numerous performers from country to rock.

 
1965
Bugs joined his friend, Ronnie "Mouse" Weiss, in a band called Mouse and the Traps. Mouse and the traps charted its first song, "Public Execution" in 1966. This is where he earned his name "Bugs" over shadowing his real name Buddy.
 
1970s
Quoting Bugs, "Blues was all that mattered to me; no other music was worth a damn." During this time, Bugs moved from Tyler to Dallas in order to join the scene of a bar called The Cellar. "It's really hard to explain that place," Henderson remembers. "It was this big, black room. It had a red light that came on when the cops were coming in and another light for fights. The waitresses wore just bras and panties, but they ran three or four bands in a night and everybody played original music. We usually didn't leave until four in the morning, and there was no other place like it around. It was the best thing that happened to my music. I learned a lot."
 
2012
Passed away on 09 March, 2012 at the age of 69.
 
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