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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 11 Sep 1997
  • Address:
    7082 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 710th
    Monthly Average: 830th
  • Notes: On Marshfield Way as it merges into Hollywood Blvd

John Lee Hooker

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Biography

John Lee Hooker performing at the Long Beach Blues Festival, California, August 31, 1997

Source: Wikipedia

John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 ā€“ June 21, 2001) was an American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was born in Mississippi, the son of a sharecropper, and rose to prominence performing an electric guitar-style adaptation of Delta blues. Hooker often incorporated other elements, including talking blues and early North Mississippi Hill country blues. He developed his own driving-rhythm boogie style, distinct from the 1930sā€“1940s piano-derived boogie-woogie style. Some of his best known songs include "Boogie Chillen'" (1948), "Crawling King Snake" (1949), "Dimples" (1956), "Boom Boom" (1962), and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" (1966) ā€“ the first being the most popular race record of 1949.

Fact file

  • Born: August 22, 1917 Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States
  • Died: June 21, 2001 (aged 83) Los Altos, California, United States
  • Genres: Blues
  • Occupation(s): Musician
  • Instruments: Guitar, vocals
  • Years active: 1943ā€“2001
  • Labels: Modern, Vee-Jay, Chess, Savoy, Atlantic, Verve, Bluesway, Atco, King, Specialty, Impulse!, Point Blank,
  • Associated acts: Canned Heat
  • Website: www.johnleehooker.com

Read more about John Lee Hooker at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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