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John Lee Hooker a Lifelong Bluesman

John Lee Hooker a Life Long Bluesman

John_Lee_Hooker_Massey Hall, Toronto, Aug. 20, 1978 Photo by Jean-Luc Ourlin
Photo by Jean-Luc Ourlin

John Lee Hooker was born on 22 augustus 1917 in Clarksdale Mississippi. In his early teens John Lee moved to Memphis, to start working several jobs. Before John Lee could make money by playing guitar and sing he had several jobs. In Cincinnati he was a janitor. When he moved to Detroit in 1943 he worked for General Motors Ford and some other factories or plants. At the end of the 40s John Lee Hooker made his mark as a musician.

Hooker and Canned Heat
Hooker is maybe the greatest bluesman of all time, a lifelong bluesman, John Lee played the blues over fifty years producing many records. He recorded with several artist like Van Morisson, Canned Heat with whom he recorded Hooker ‘n Heat and Live at the Fox Venice Theatre. During the seventies and eighties he performed with Robert Cray, The Blues Brothers and Carlos Santana. Continue reading John Lee Hooker a Lifelong Bluesman

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