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John Lee Hooker

Born: August 22, 1917
Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States
Died: June 21, 2001
Los Altos, California, United States
Genres: Blues, talking blues, country blues
Instruments: Guitar, vocals
Years active: 1943–2001
Labels: Vee-Jay, Chess, Bluesway, Point Blank, Crown, Modern, Atco, King, Specialty, Polydor, Savoy, Impulse!, Ace, Atlantic, Verve
Associated acts: Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Canned Heat

Notable instruments

  • Epiphone Sheraton

 

BIO

John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) was a highly influential American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Hooker began his life as the son of a sharecropper, William Hooker, and rose to prominence performing his own unique style of what was originally a unique brand of country blues. He developed a ‘talking blues’ style that was his trademark. Though similar to the early Delta blues, his music was metrically free. John Lee Hooker could be said to embody his own unique genre of the blues, often incorporating the boogie-woogie piano style and a driving rhythm into his blues guitar playing and singing. His best known songs include “Boogie Chillen'” (1948), “I’m in the Mood” (1951) and “Boom Boom” (1962), the first two reaching R&B #1 in the Billboard charts. more at Wikipedia…

 

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