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John Lee Hooker

American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist

John Lee Hooker

American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist
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birthday
22nd
August, 1912
Death
21st
June, 2001
Birth Place
Tutwiler, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, U.S.
Birth Sign
leo
Biography

John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1912 or 1917 – 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 1930s-1940s piano-derived boogie-woogie. Hooker was ranked 35 in Rolling Stone’s 2015 list of 100 greatest guitarists.
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). Several of his later albums, including The Healer (1989), Mr. Lucky (1991), Chill Out (1995), and Don’t Look Back (1997), were album chart successes in the U.S. and UK. The Healer (for the song “I’m In The Mood”) and Chill Out (for the album) both earned him Grammy wins as well as Don’t Look Back, which went on to earn him a double-Grammy win for Best Traditional Blues Recording and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (with Van Morrison).

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Genres

Blues

Labels

Modern Vee-Jay Chess Savoy Atlantic Verve Bluesway Atco King Specialty Impulse! Pointblank Chameleon Fortune

Years Active

1942 2001

Name

John Lee Hooker

Nationality

United States of America

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