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Sam "Lightnin" Hopkins
Birth: Mar. 15, 1912
Death: Jan. 30, 1982

Musician. Born in Centerville, Texas, he was an acclaimed blues guitarist, singer-songwriter, known for his distinctive style. In the coarse of his career which spanned nearing five decades, it has been estimated he recorded between 800 and 1000 songs such as "T-Model Blues" and "Tim Moore's Farm". He was an influence to artist to include Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, R.E.M, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eric Clapton and was the subject of the film documentary "The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin Hopkins" (1967). He is number 71 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He died of esophageal cancer in Houston, Texas, at the age of 69. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Diamond Lacey Randolph Hopkins (1915 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Park Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 23 (Lawn View), Lot 266, Space 11. From the road, he's southwest of the Zuchowski grave
GPS (lat/lon): 29.43186, -95.18155
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Sam Lightnin Hopkins
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 Added: Nov. 26, 2014
You can have the blues one day because your woman left you. You can have the blues the next day because she came back.
- Dr. Mojo
 Added: Sep. 25, 2014

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Mar. 15, 2014
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