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Lightnin Hopkins (1912–1982)

Lightnin Hopkins was born on March 15, 1912 in Centerville, Texas, USA as Sam Hopkins. He died on January 30, 1982 in Houston, Texas. See full bio »

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(age 69) in Houston, Texas, USA

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 2010 Everything Must Go (performer: "Ain't It Crazy", "I Like to Boogie") / (writer: "Ain't It Crazy", "I Like to Boogie")
 2010 Rock & Chips (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (performer: "I'm Begging You" - uncredited)
 2009 Crazy Heart (performer: "Once a Gambler" - as Lightnin' Hopkins) / (performer: "Once a Gambler" (1961)) / (writer: "Once a Gambler", "Once a Gambler" (1961) - as Sam Hopkins)
 2007 Superbad (performer: "Policy Game" - as Lightnin' Hopkins)
 2006 All the King's Men (performer: "Trouble in Mind" - as Lightning Hopkins)
 2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long (performer: "Praying Ground Blues" - as Lightnin' Hopkins)
 1997 Fire Down Below (performer: "Mojo Hand") / (writer: "Mojo Hand")
 1990 Mirage (writer: "Poodle Dog" - as Sam Hopkins)
 1990 Lisa (performer: "Someday Baby" - as Sam 'Lightning' Hopkins) / (writer: "Someday Baby" - as Sam Hopkins)
 1984 Merton (performer: "The Trouble Blues")
 1972 Sounder (performer: "Needed Time")
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Other Works:

Single: "My Woman" / "Louisiana Blues" (Arhoolie Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lightnin' Hopkins | Sam 'Lightnin' Hopkins
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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 400-402. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.

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