|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1917|
|Death: ||Jun. 21, 2001|
Santa Clara County
Musician. He was a pioneering and prolific Blues artist who recorded over 100 albums. Songs include "Boom Boom," "Boogie Chillen'," and "Hoogie Boogie." He was the inspiration for many rock and blues musicians. Hooker was taught to play the guitar by his stepfather. At the age of 14 he began playing in bars in Memphis, Cincinnati and Detroit. His first hit was "Boogie Chillin'," in 1948, of which he has recorded over 30 versions. He opened the Boom Boom Room in 1997 to showcase local blues talent. He received a Grammy Award this year for Lifetime Achievement and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum
Plot: Garden of Ages, third floor, Dedication, sarcophagus #6
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 24, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 23296
Added: Apr. 14, 2015
still sorry about backing into your car, but hope I made it up with all the great sandwiches I got to serve you at the pot belly deli, in san carlos, ca.!!!!!rip john lee, and THANK YOU for being a friend first, and all ways.|
Added: Mar. 20, 2015
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