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August 22nd - This Day In Music

August 22nd takes us all the way back to 1917 when John Lee Hooker, the beloved American blues king, singer-songwriter and guitarist was born in Mississipi.

Hooker, who would have turned 94 today, rose to prominence performing his own unique style of what was originally closest to Delta blues, but his half a century career saw John Lee Hooker record in a great many more styles than that. Developing a ‘talking blues’ style that soon became his trademark, his best known singles include “Boogie Chillen” (1948), “I’m in the Mood” (1951), both reaching #1 on the Billboard Chart and “Boom Boom” (1962)

Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you will be hard pressed to find a better blues musician than John Lee Hooker.



How John Lee Hooker Developed His Big Bad Boogie Guitar Style


Take a look at Epiphone guitars which were famously used by John Lee Hooker

 

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