John Lee Hooker

  • Born: (Tutwiler, Mississippi, USA)
  • Died: (Los Altos, California, USA)

American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Hooker's date of birth is a subject of debate; the years 1912, 1915, 1917, 1920, and 1923 have been suggested. Most sources give 1917, though at times Hooker stated he was born in 1920. Information in the 1920 and 1930 censuses indicates that he was born in 1912. It is believed that he was born in Tutwiler, Mississippi, in Tallahatchie County, although some sources say his birthplace was near Clarksdale, in Coahoma County.

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