Friday, August 22, 2008

John Lee Hooker would of been 91 today



Here he is at age 72 playing Boogie Chillen with the Stones and Clapton in 1989

And here he is much younger playing Boom Boom when he was a one man show



Both songs were named to the list of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. and Boogie Chillen was included as one of the Songs of the Century.

Even though he started playing the blues in his teens he didn't get a record deal until "Boogie Chillen" in 1948 when he turned 30.

John Lee Hooker passed away in 2001 and was survived by eight children, nineteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren. He was a prolific bluesman with over 100 albums.

Here's a great quote from Johnny Lee/

Women are like wet bars of soap. Hold on to em too hard and they pop outta your hands.

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