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John Lee Hooker
Birth: Aug. 22, 1917
Clarksdale
Coahoma County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 2001
Los Altos
Santa Clara County
California, USA

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. 
 
Burial:
Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
Plot: Garden of Ages, third floor, Dedication, sarcophagus #6
 
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Record added: Jul 24, 2001
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