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John Lee Hooker Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA
Died in Los Altos, California, USA  (natural causes)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (3)

Maude Mathis (1944 - 1969) (divorced) (6 children)
Alma Hopes (1943 - 1943) (divorced) (1 child)
Sarah Jones (? - ?) (divorced)

Trade Mark (4)

His hats
Epiphone Sheraton guitar
Minimalistic, easy guitar riffs.
Tapping floor with his shoes for percussion effects while he sang his songs.

Trivia (5)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - 1992. Won a Blues Grammy with Bonnie Raitt for "The Healer".
When he was young, he told everyone that he was born on 22 August 1917, so he would seem older and more experienced. Later, he corrected himself, and said he was born on 22 August 1920.
He passed away on the same day that legendary actor, Carroll O'Connor did. The coincidental thing about this is that their stars are right next to one another on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
He died on the same day as Chet Atkins, and Jack Lemmon.

Personal Quotes (2)

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.
I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean, mean licks.

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