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John Lee Hooker (John Lee Hooker)

( blues singer and guitarist)

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Biography John Lee Hooker (John Lee Hooker)
The legendary American blues singer and guitarist John Lee Hooker was born Aug. 22, 1917 (although Hooker himself at various times called his birth year and 1915, and 1920 yy) in the heart of the Mississippi Delta - near the town of Clarksdale. As a teenager he sang in the church choir, then mastered the guitar, along with his stepfather played at dances in schools, at festivals. In the early 30's moved to Memphis, where he acts in blues cafe with local musicians. In 1943 he moved to Detroit, where in fact, began his career. In the late 40's, Hooker has become a prominent figure of the local blues scene, and in 1948 recorded his first single - 'Boogie Chillen'. Suddenly, uncomplicated song becomes a hit and gets first place in the rhythm-and-blues charts. In the fifties, John Lee Hooker actively supports (often under different pseudonyms: Delta John, Tekses Slim, Johnny Lee and others), working in the studio, his records fall at various American firms. His style has influenced generations of rock musicians - in the sixties, his songs performed by many British groups, which included 'The Animals', 'The Yardbirds' and many others. Throughout the years, he remained a link between the blues and rock - with him recorded and performed 'Canned Heat', Carlos Santana, Van Morrison, Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt. In the late 80's - early 90's at Hooker opens like a second wind - album 'Healer' (1989), . recorded with the participation of Carlos Santana, . blues guitarist Robert Kreya, . Bonnie Raitt is 'platinum' and most commercially successful of his career,
. Throughout the decade, he continues to release new albums, occasionally speaking in various concerts. In 1996, Hooker awarded the prize 'Grammy' for the album 'Chill Out'. In 2001, the music world suffered a great loss - the night of 20 to 21 June was not John Lee Hooker - Legends of American blues and world music.

. "What is singing sad?" In memory of John Lee Hooker


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