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 Earl Zebedee Hooker

Earl Zebedee Hooker

Birth
Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi, USA
Death 21 Apr 1970 (aged 41)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Sec. K, Lot 33, Gr. 4
Memorial ID 10653 · View Source
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Blue Musician. Born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, he was a self-taught guitarist and began his itinerant career as a teenager. He toured America's southern states in the company of Robert Nighthawk, Ike Turner and many others. He made his first recordings in 1952, followed a sporadic performing schedule throughout the 1950s and settled in Chicago where he began a more consistent home base. His early work was spread over several of the city's independent labels with success in contemporary blues styles. The guitarist asserted his gifts more fully in the wake of the 1960s blues revival and he became one of the most highly regarded talents. He made a rare UK television appearance on the pioneering music program Ready Steady Go!, performed in concert at London's Royal Albert Hall and toured Europe with the American Folk-Blues Festival. He also completed more albums for several specialist labels and led his own band, Electric Dust. He died of tuberculosis in a Chicago sanatorium in April, 1970.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 10 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10653
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Earl Zebedee Hooker (15 Jan 1929–21 Apr 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10653, citing Restvale Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .