HomeBluesOn this Day in 1980: Amos Milburn Dies at 52 Carl January 3, 2013 Blues Amos Milburn died on Jan. 3, according to This Day in Music. He was known for the song One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer, which he recorded in 1953. The song was written by Rudy Toombs and more famously performed by George Thorogood & The Destroyers and John Lee Hooker. The version above is accompanied by some interesting early beer commercials. Milburn can be seen in this clip singing Bad Bad Whiskey.