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Hooker, John Lee

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  • Variants

    • Birmingham Sam
    • Boogie Man, 1917-2001
    • Booker, John Lee
    • Delta John
    • John, Delta
    • Little Pork Chops
    • Sam, Birmingham
    • Slim, Texas
    • Texas Slim
    • Williams, Johnny, 1917-2001
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1917-08-22?
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2001-06-21
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Clarksdale (Miss.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Los Altos (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Memphis (Tenn.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Cincinnati (Ohio)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Detroit (Mich.)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Vance (Miss.)
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  • Sources

    • found: The Folk-blues of John Lee Hooker. [Phonodisc] 1959?
    • found: Herzhaft, G. John Lee Hooker, c1991:cover, p. 4 (John Lee Hooker; b. 1917)
    • found: New Grove dic. of Am. music(Hooker, John Lee; b. 8-22-1917, Clarksdale, MS)
    • found: His John Lee Hooker sings John Lee Hooker [SR] p1982:container (also recorded under pseudonymns Texas Slim; Delta John; Birmingham Sam; Johnny Williams; The Boogie Man; and John Lee Booker)
    • found: His I'm John Lee Hooker [SR] p2007:insert (also recorded under pseudonymns Texas Slim; Delta John; Birmingham Sam; Little Pork Chops)
    • found: New York Times, June 22, 2001(John Lee Hooker, 83, bluesman; d. June 21, 2001, Los Altos, Calif.; b. Aug. 17, 1917, near Clarksdale, Miss.)
    • found: Information from 678 converted Dec. 19, 2014(Blues singer; b. 1915, near Clarksdale, Miss.)
    • found: Oxford music online, May 24, 2017:Encyclopedia of popular music (Hooker, John Lee; born August 22, 1917, Clarksdale, Mississippi (dates vary between 1917 to 1920, but owing to the age of Hooker's mother when he was born, 1917 is the most likely); died June 21, 2001, Los Altos, California; blues singer and guitarist)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 24, 2017(John Lee Hooker; born approximately August 22, 1912, Tutwiler, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi; died June 21, 2001, Los Altos, California (believed to have been 88 years old); American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist; date of birth is subject of debate; some sources give birthplace as near Clarksdale, in Coahoma County)
    • found: John Lee Hooker WWW site, May 24, 2017(John Lee Hooker; born near Clarksdale, Mississippi, August 22, 1917; known to music fans around the world as the "King of the Boogie") -
    • found: Mississippi Blues Trail WWW site, May 24, 2017(John Lee Hooker; blues singer and guitarist; he often cited August 22, 1917, as his birth date, although census records, showing the family near Tutwiler in 1920 and 1930, indicate he was several years older; he said he born between Clarksdale and Vance, but Social Security files list his birthplace as Glendora; following stays in Memphis and Cincinnati and returns to the Vance/Lambert area, Hooker settled in Detroit, where he made his first recordings in 1948; died in Los Altos, California, June 21, 2001) -
  • Change Notes

    • 1981-06-04: new
    • 2017-06-03: revised
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