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John Lee Hooker

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.


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  • Added: 23 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23296
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Lee Hooker (22 Aug 1917–21 Jun 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23296, citing Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .