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22nd Jun 2001, 12:28
Fellow lovers of tasteful blues music will be mourning the loss of the last of the great Mississippi bluesmen today.

John Lee Hooker was an inspiration to many, if not all, Blues and Rock bands of the 60's and 70's.

RIP JLH, and give our regards to Robert Johnson. I'm gonna get my geetar and head off to the crossroads.

PJ "Screaming Blind Drunk" DJ

[This message has been edited by pjdj777 (edited 22 June 2001).]

Dave Incognito
22nd Jun 2001, 12:36
I was certainly upset when I heard the news earlier today.

He was a fine musician who was able to convey true feeling and emotion in his music.

I think I need to go console myself with a bit of air guitar. http://www.pprune.org/ubb/NonCGI/frown.gif

Thanks for the music John.

Biggles Flies Undone
22nd Jun 2001, 12:49
Gonna get me a crate of beer in and watch the Blues Brothers (for the 200th time) tonight. Another one of the good guys gone. RIP mate http://www.pprune.org/ubb/NonCGI/frown.gif

22nd Jun 2001, 13:13
Really a sad day and a loss for mankind. Also Carroll O'Connor (Archie Bunker) died. Too bad, had many laughs with "all in the family"

22nd Jun 2001, 13:13
That'll be some jam session in the sky tonight...RIP http://www.pprune.org/ubb/NonCGI/frown.gif

22nd Jun 2001, 14:46
All I can say is "Hey hey hey hey"...

A sad day. He was truly one of the greats.

compressor stall
22nd Jun 2001, 16:27
Only last week did I say that one of my dreams was to see him play live.

Sadly that dream will never be realised. http://www.pprune.org/ubb/NonCGI/frown.gif

Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
William Blake

22nd Jun 2001, 18:01
His heart just stopped keeping time.
Rest your head John Lee.

23rd Jun 2001, 16:59
When I heard about his death on the 6 o'clock news, went around to the local bottle shop and bought a bottle of George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, put some of his CD's on and got morbidley (?) pissed. Asked a couple of people (youngish) today about him and they said they had never heard of him, farking Phillistines!

23rd Jun 2001, 17:31
Don't worry dude, his presence lives in their favourite music - believe me!

Saddened to hear that Brother Jack McDuff (jazz Hammond monster) caved in a couple of weeks ago too. Nearly bleeted when 6 told me at the BASH! http://www.pprune.org/ubb/NonCGI/frown.gif

John Lee Hooker was a godsend to popular music, I often do a jazz Hammond version of 'Boom Boom' 'cause it was made for it!

Both gone to the big jam-sesh in the sky but the glory of music is: they can never be forgotten! RIP.


24th Jun 2001, 04:28
Didn't wake up this mornin' (de duh de duh)

24th Jun 2001, 14:42
He musta bottled up and went...

We sure do miss him when he's gone....

There are blues before sunrise...

etc, etc

Sick Squid
6th Jul 2001, 04:21

I need to have a chat with you... have you checked your pilot.pprune account recently? If you haven't, do it and give us a call.

Failing that e-mail me at [email protected]

Cheers mate, sorry to hijack the thread. Regards to you and the lovely Mrs PJ.

And in order to contribute something positive to the thread, if you are in a town where one of the originals comes to play, then move heaven and earth to see them because they are not long for this mortal coil. VFE mentioned Jack Mcduff, I was fortunate enough to see him last year and although very frail he could still rock! Respect.

Dust off that Hooker track mate, you'll be needing it soon..... ;) after you've taught it to me, that is!


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6th Jul 2001, 15:36
Sat listening to some JLH while in work and saw this thread...didn't even realise - a sad day and a great loss to music. RIP.

Off to play some slow, sad blues on my geetar. http://www.pprune.org/ubb/NonCGI/frown.gif

PJ - if you want to get together and jam some blues give me a shout...