Musician. Born in Centerville, Texas, he was an acclaimed blues guitarist, singer-songwriter, known for his distinctive style. In the course 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
SAM "LIGHNIN'" HOPKINS, 1912-1982, HERE LIES LIGHTNIN' WHO STOOD FAMOUS AND TALL, HE DIDN'T HESITATE TO GIVE HIS ALL
Diamond Lacey Randolph Hopkins