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John Lee Hooker: King of the Boogie

Dave Zimmer, Buzz, November 1985

JOHN LEE Hooker is a prideful man. When he looks back over his lengthy blues career – more than five decades old now – he half chuckles and says in a slow Mississippi drawl, "If I never played another lick on the guitar, if I never played no more, I could retire established. 'Cause I know I inspired a lot of people with my playin', especially the European people."

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