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John Lee Hooker Obit

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John Lee Hooker Obit

John Lee Hooker Obit

John Lee Hooker Obit

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Noah Adams remembers blues musician John Lee Hooker, who died today in his sleep at the age of 83. Hooker has been called a co-founder of the electric blues, and influenced a long list of modern guitar players, from Eric Clapton to Van Morrison.

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