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John Lee Hooker

Born: Aug 22, 1917

Death: Jun 21, 2001

Birthplace: Clarksdale

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

John Lee Hooker

Date of Birth : Aug 22, 1917
Date of Death : Jun 21, 2001
Birth Place : Clarksdale

John Lee Hooker 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 1930s–1940s piano-derived boogie-woogie style. Some of his best known songs include "Boogie Chillen'", "Crawling King Snake", "Dimples", "Boom Boom", and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" – the first being the most popular race record of 1949.

Profession


  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Guitarist
  • Singer-songwriter

Also known as


  • Johnny Williams
  • John Lee Hooker
  • Johnny Lee Hooker

Parents


  • William Hooker
  • Minnie Ramsey

Spouse


  • Maude Mathis
  • Alma Hopes
  • Sarah Jones

Children


  • John Lee Hooker, Jr.

Awards Won


  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award
  • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
  • Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award
  • Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album
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