John Lee HookerAge: 83
legendary blues musician whose somber lyrics and endless one-chord guitar riffs helped to define boogie blues. He has influenced bands ranging from the Rolling Stones to Carlos Santana to ZZ Top. Hooker won a Grammy Award for “I'm in the Mood,” a 1989 duet with Bonnie Raitt, and two more in 1997 for the album Don't Look Back. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.Died: Los Altos, Calif., June 21, 2001
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