John Lee Hooker
08/22/1917-06/21/2001 in Clarksdale, MS

Biography

John Lee Hooker (c. August 22, 1912 or 1917 ā€“ June 21, 2001) was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. The son of a sharecropper, he 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. ... (see more)


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