John lee Hooker blues facts



John Lee sang with Gospel groups like The Fairfield Four and The Big Six as a young man.



This song, 'Boogie Chillun' was John Lee's first record, and in 1948 it went to No.1 on the Billboard R&B chart.
That record, and other hits like 'Dimples' and 'Boom Boom', were very influential, especially on young British Blues bands like The Stones and The Animals.
His 1970 record with Canned Heat, 'Hooker'n'Heat' marked John Lee's move to California.

Twenty years later, his 'comeback' album 'The Healer' had contributions from those he influenced, including Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Robert Cray and Charlie Musselwhite.