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John Lee Hooker
(1920-2001) born on
Aug 22
US blues guitarist. He was especially popular during the 1960s blues revival and influenced many early rock musicians.
         
   
F
To you and all of my friends . . . especially my fellow mens . . . It's a big wide world . . . We come a long ways . . .

R
We are here to pay our dues to the natural facts.
A
You know . . . we have come a long ways . . . we all . . . we entertainers trying to reach you to bring you the message of the blues.
N
It's never hard to sing the blues. Everyone in the world has the blues . . .
K
Poor people have the blues because they're poor and hungry. Rich people can't sleep at night because they're trying to hold on to their money and everything they have.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: At the Newport Jazz Festival, c. 1964.
R: At the Newport Jazz Festival, c. 1964.
A: At the Newport Jazz Festival, c. 1964.
N: In the "Detroit Free Press," 8 Sep 1991.
K: In the "Detroit Free Press," 8 Sep 1991.
   


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