View Full Version : Happy Birthday John Lee Hooker
Aug 22nd 2008, 07:02 PM
John Lee Hooker, born near Clarksdale, Mississippi August 22, 1917 would have been 91 today. Raise a glass tonight and say Boom Boom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EHWujXubNM). This is John Lee in 1966.
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Aug 22nd 2008, 07:13 PM
If you don't remember him, look at the Blues Brothers movie. John is playing guitar on the city street with all the singing and dancing. He's the singer who was singing "a haw, haw, haw..."
Aug 22nd 2008, 07:15 PM
"Boom boom boom boom. Bang bang bang bang."
I love that the sound/riff/whatnot inspired some similar sounding cool songs.
"Boom Boom" by John Lee Hooker
"Spirit In The Sky" by Norman Greenbaum
"La Grange" by ZZ Top
"Boom Boom" by Big Head Todd & The Monsters f/ John Lee Hooker
"Ooh La La" by Goldfrapp
Aug 22nd 2008, 09:24 PM
Rollo, thanks for giving me an excuse to cue Hooker up on my MP3 player.
What a great voice! And you got to love this quote about his guitar playing
"I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks." :rockon: :rockon:
But you can't forget the hat... where do you think John Belushi got his fashion tips for Joliet Jake?
Heaven is rockin' tonight!:cheers:
Aug 22nd 2008, 10:26 PM
Easily the ugliest socks ever in the American cinema.