Remembering Willie Murphy: ‘Defiant maverick’ who was funky to the bone
He was a hipster and a hippie, opinionated and open-minded musically, a leader and a loner, knowledgeable and cranky. Willie Murphy was the kingpin of Minneapolis music scene before Prince. The West Bank was the hub. Dylan had gone to New York City. Koerner, Ray & Glover were off playing folk festivals.