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John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker

American blues musician
The most elemental of the electric blues giants, one of few to both inspire and draw from rock & roll idols.
BornAugust 22, 1912
HometownTutwiler, Mississippi, United States of America
SpouseMaude Mathis, Alma Hopes, Sarah Jones
ChildrenJohn Lee Hooker Jr.
ParentsMinnie Ramsey, William Hooker
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