John Lee Hooker (1917-2001) is one of the pioneers of blues music. In one way or another, everybody is a fan of Hookers. His instantly recognisable deep and heavy voice accompanied by his guitar and an almost tribal backbeat is absolutely ageless. There’s no doubt that most blues musicians alive today would have cited Hooker as an inspiration. His biggest hits include ‘Boogie Chillen’, ‘I’m in the Mood’, and ‘Boom Boom’. Live at Café Au Go-Go is a wonderfully intimate live album and Hooker n’ Heat is another great album where he accompanies Canned Heat and his usual languid tempo goes to new heights. He has won four Grammy’s including a Lifetime Achievement Award and ‘Boogie Chillen’ was seen as one of the songs of the century by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.