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Detroit Music Weekend to honor blues guitarist John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker was working as a janitor in Detroit when he released his first hit single “Boogie Chillen” in 1948. The rest is history. That history is being celebrated at this year's Detroit Music Weekend festival. The free, all-day-long festival is on July 2 at the Music...
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Watch John Lee Hooker conjure up absolute magic on TV in 1964... with The Groundhogs

UK blues rock legends The Groundhogs released their debut album Scratching The Surface in late 1968, but they'd already been plying their trade for over half a decade. Formed originally as pop act The Dollar Bills in in 1962, the band toughen up their sound the following year and change their name, inspired by John Lee Hooker's 1951 song Ground Hog Blues.
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BMG acquires John Lee Hooker catalogue, boom boom in publishing sales continues

BMG has acquired the rights to John Lee Hooker’s publishing catalog in an expansive deal between the firm, its partner Fujipacific Music and the bluesman’s estate. The deal is not quite all-encompassing. Instead, the two firms have taken on shared ownership of the full publishing catalog, while BMG has acquired the entire recorded and performance royalty income, plus Hooker’s recorded catalog from 1980 album Alone, Vol. 1 to 2020’s Black Night Is Falling.
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BMG Purchases Catalog of Blues Icon John Lee Hooker

BMG has acquired the music interests of American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist John Lee Hooker. The agreement covers the entire publishing catalog of Hooker, who died on June 21, 2001, including song “Boom Boom,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” and “Boogie Chillen’,” Hooker’s recorded and performance royalty income, and a selection of the artist’s recorded catalog spanning 1980 album Alone, Vol. 1 through Black Night Is Falling in 2020.
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John Lee Hooker — King of the Boogie

Donate today and receive the John Lee Hooker — King of the Boogie 5-CD set. 2017 marks what would have been John Lee Hooker’s 100th birthday, and this collection celebrates the legendary bluesman in true style. 100 tracks span Hooker’s career: from his iconic hits, to rare tracks, live recordings plus previously unreleased material. Presented in a book format, the package includes a treasure trove of photos, plus new liner notes by John Lee Hooker historian Jas Obrecht, as well as by the artist’s longtime manager Mike Kappus.
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‘You Can’t Go No Deeper Than Me And My Guitar’: John Lee Hooker In His Own Words

The roots of the blues aren’t planted anywhere more firmly than in the tiny town of Tutwiler, Tallahatchee County, Mississippi. That’s where one of its greatest ever representatives, John Lee Hooker, was born one August 22. While the year of his birth has long been the subject of debate, the consensus places it at 1917. One hundred years later, fans worldwide saluted the centenary of a mighty presence in this original American art form.
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Remembering Mike Finnigan + Luther Allison, Robert Plant & John Lee Hooker

Crossroads pays tribute to former Wichitan Mike Finnigan and marks several blues birthdays in this edition of the show. In hour one, we join in on the night-long celebration of Robert Plant’s birthday (also featured on Global Village and Strange Currency) with the blues side of his music. Crossroads also continues with more music from this month’s featured artist, Luther Allison, for his August birthday. And we also mark the birthday of blues legend John Lee Hooker.
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Buddy Guy Recalls Meeting John Lee Hooker In New Documentary Clip

In a new preview clip from the documentary Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away, the blues giant is seen reminiscing about the first time he met his own idol John Lee Hooker. The film has its TV premiere next Tuesday (27) on PBS, as part of the broadcaster’s...
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Buddy Guy Talks Awkward First Encounter With John Lee Hooker in Clip From New Doc

Buddy Guy talks about meeting his idol John Lee Hooker in this exclusive clip from the upcoming documentary Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away, which premieres July 27th as part of PBS’ American Masters series. As Guy reveals in the film, although he was a fan of Hooker’s music, he had never seen a picture of the legendary bluesman or knew that Hooker had a stutter when he spoke, leading to an awkward encounter when the two icons finally met. “I wanted to meet John Lee Hooker but I didn’t know he stuttered, because he never stuttered when he sang,”...
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John Lee Hooker: 20th Anniversary of His Passing

This month – June – sees the 20th anniversary of the death of John Lee Hooker, one of the most influential blues artists of all time. Writer and musician John Phillpott recalls how, as a 16-year-old rookie newspaper reporter, he met the great man in his local dance hall…. The...
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John Lee Hooker – Don’t Turn Me From Your Door – Speakers Corner Records

John Lee Hooker – Don’t Turn Me From Your Door – ATCO Records SD 33-151 (1963)/Speakers Corner Records 180-gram vinyl, 31:53 ****:. (John Lee Hooker – guitar, vocals; Earl Hooker – guitar; Eddie Kirkland – guitar) John Lee Hooker is an American institution. Born in Mississippi (either 1912, 1915,1917 or...
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