John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker (Coahoma County, Mississippi, August 22, 1917 – Los Altos, California, June 21, 2001) was a highly influential American blues singer, guitarist and songwriter.

John Lee Hooker could be said to embody his own unique genre of the , often incorporating the piano style and a driving rhythm into his masterful and idiosyncratic blues guitar and singing. His best known songs include “Boogie Chillen” (1948) and “Boom Boom” (1962).

There is some debate as to the year of John Lee Hooker’s birth, 1915, 1917, 1920, and 1923 have all been cited, 1917 (the date on his grave marker in Oakland, California) is the one most commonly cited although Hooker himself claimed, at times, 1920.

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  1. Reblogged this on Welcome to the Music Club and commented:
    Another famous blues guitarist was Robert Johnson. Much like John Lee Hooker. Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton got largely hooked on to Johnson. Read a bit about Robert! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Johnson

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