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John Lee Hooker (1917–2001)

John Lee Hooker was born on August 22, 1917 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. He was married to Maude Mathis, Alma Hopes and Sarah Jones. He died on June 21, 2001 in Los Altos, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Wolf of Wall Street
American Gangster
American Gangster Soundtrack
Hancock Soundtrack
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 2015/I Burnt (performer: "It Serves You Right to Suffer (The Avener Rework)") / (writer: "It Serves You Right to Suffer (The Avener Rework)")
 2015 Far Out (performer: "Frisco Blues 1963") / (writer: "Frisco Blues 1963")
 2015 Trumbo (performer: "I'm Going Upstairs") / (writer: "I'm Going Upstairs")
 2015 No Stranger Than Love (performer: "I Believe I'll Go Back Home") / (writer: "I Believe I'll Go Back Home")
 2015 Mississippi Grind (performer: "My Dream") / (writer: "My Dream")
 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street (performer: "Boom Boom") / (writer: "Boom Boom")
 2013 Grudge Match (performer: "Boom Boom") / (writer: "Boom Boom")
 2013 Neverending Summer (lyrics: "Boom Boom") / (music: "Boom Boom") / (performer: "Boom Boom")
 2013/I The Colony (performer: "Love You Baby") / (writer: "Love You Baby")
 2012 Skyfall (writer: "Boom Boom")
 2012/I Flight (performer: "Never Get Out of These Blues Alive") / (writer: "Never Get Out of These Blues Alive")
 2012 On the Road (performer: "Wayne County Ramblin' Blues")
 2012 Lawless (writer: "Burnin' Hell")
 2012 Contraband (performer: "Sittin' Here Thinkin'", "Boom Boom") / (writer: "Sittin' Here Thinkin'", "Boom Boom")
 2010 Everything Must Go (performer: "I Got My Eyes on You") / (writer: "I Got My Eyes on You")
 2010 Barney's Version (performer: "I'm Wanderin'") / (writer: "I'm Wanderin'")
 2009 Extract (performer: "Hoogie Boogie" (1949)) / (writer: "Hoogie Boogie" (1949))
 2008 Hancock (performer: "Highway 13", "I'm In The Mood", "Serves You Right To Suffer") / (writer: "Highway 13", "I'm In The Mood", "Serves You Right To Suffer")
 2007 American Gangster (performer: "No Shoes" (1960)) / (writer: "No Shoes" (1960))
 2006 Grilled (performer: "It Serves You Right To Suffer") / (writer: "It Serves You Right To Suffer")
 2005 Tideland (writer: "Boom Boom")
 2005 The Longest Yard ("Boom Boom") / (performer: "Boom Boom")
 2004 House of D (writer: "Don't Look Back")
 2003 The Big Empty (performer: "THAT'S ALRIGHT") / (writer: "THAT'S ALRIGHT")
 2003 Chooch (lyrics: "DIMPLES", "BOOM BOOM") / (music: "DIMPLES", "BOOM BOOM") / (performer: "DIMPLES", "BOOM BOOM")
 2001 Impostor (performer: "Boom Boom") / (writer: "Boom Boom")
 1999 Play It to the Bone (performer: "Boom Boom") / (writer: "Boom Boom")
 1998 The Waterboy (writer: "Boom Boom")
 1998 Finding Graceland (performer: "Kiddio")
 1998 City of Angels (performer: "Mama You Got A Daughter") / (writer: "Mama You Got A Daughter")
 1997 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (performer: "RIDE TIL I DIE") / (writer: "RIDE TIL I DIE")
 1997 Kiss the Girls ("Dimples") / (performer: "Dimples", "I Want To Hug You") / (writer: "I Want To Hug You")
 1997 G.I. Jane (performer: "Dimples") / (writer: "Dimples")
 1996 The Rich Man's Wife (performer: "CHILL OUT (THINGS GONNA CHANGE)", "MY DREAM") / (writer: "CHILL OUT (THINGS GONNA CHANGE)", "MY DREAM")
 1996 Heaven's Prisoners (performer: "I Ain't Gonna Suffer No More" - as Johnny Lee Hooker) / (writer: "I Ain't Gonna Suffer No More" - as Johnny Lee Hooker)
 1996 Stealing Beauty (performer: "Anne Mae", "CHILL OUT (Things Gonna Change)") / (writer: "Anne Mae", "CHILL OUT (Things Gonna Change)")
 1995 Operation Dumbo Drop (writer: "BOOM BOOM")
 1994 Blue Chips (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 1992 American Heart (performer: "Backstabbers", "This Is Hip") / (writer: "Backstabbers", "This Is Hip")
 1988 Envoyez les violons (writer: "Dark Cloud Blues")
 1988 A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (performer: "BOOM BOOM") / (writer: "BOOM BOOM")
 1987 Angel Heart (performer: "Sunny Land")
 1986 Shadows in Paradise (performer: "Tease Me Baby") / (writer: "Tease Me Baby")
 1985 Calamari Union ("Cool Little Car") / (arranger: "Cool Little Car") / (lyrics: "Cool Little Car") / (performer: "Cool Little Car") / (writer: "Cool Little Car")
 1980 The Blues Brothers (performer: "BOOM BOOM" (uncredited), "BOOGIE CHILLUN") / (writer: "BOOM BOOM" (uncredited), "BOOGIE CHILLUN")
 1979 Quadrophenia (writer: "Dimples")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "No More Doggin'" / "I Need Some Money" (Battle Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 3 Pictorials | See more »

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Personal Quote:

No matter what anybody says, it all comes down to the same thing. A man and a woman, a broken heart and a broken home. See more »


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - 1992. Won a Blues Grammy with Bonnie Raitt for "The Healer". See more »


Epiphone Sheraton guitar See more »

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