John Lee Hooker

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Birthday
22, 1917
Birthplace
Clarksdale, MS
Death Date
Jun 21, 2001 (83)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1917
Birthplace
Clarksdale, MS
Death Date
Jun 21, 2001 (83)

About

Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter who has won multiple Grammy Awards, including for Best Traditional Blues Recording in 1990 and 1998.

Before Fame

He was only allowed to listen to gospel music until he met his stepfather; William Moore, his mother's second husband, showed him how to play guitar and introduced him to blues music.

Trivia

He was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 1991 for his contributions to blues music.

Family Life

He married Sarah Jones, then Alma Hopes in 1943, and then Maude Mathias in 1944.

Associated With

He covered the song "Rock Me Baby" by B.B. King.