Hooker Obit

Host Bob Edwards remembers bluesman John Lee Hooker, who died yesterday at his home in California. Hooker's rough voice and distinctive guitar style influenced many leading rock musicians, among them Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, and Bonnie Raitt. {Features excerpts from a 1983 Edwards/Hooker interview.} (3:03



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