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Lonnie Brooks
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Lonnie Brooks, in 1975
Background information
Birth name Lee Baker, Jr.
Born (1933-12-18)December 18, 1933
Dubuisson, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States
Died April 1, 2017(2017-04-01) (aged 83)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Chicago blues, electric blues
Occupation(s) Musician, singer
Instruments Vocals, electric guitar
Years active 1953–2017
Labels Alligator, Delmark, Evidence, Goldband, Capitol, Black & Blue, Black Top
Associated acts Ronnie Baker Brooks, Wayne Baker Brooks, Eddy Clearwater

Lonnie Brooks (born Lee Baker Jr., December 18, 1933 – April 1, 2017) was an American blues singer and guitarist.

Influence

The Rolling Stone said that "His music is witty, soulful and ferociously energetic, brimming with novel harmonic turnarounds, committed vocals and simply astonishing guitar work." New York Times, wrote, "He sings in a rowdy baritone, sliding and rasping in songs that celebrate lust, fulfilled and unfulfilled; his guitar solos are pointed and unhurried, with a tone that slices cleanly across the beat. Wearing a cowboy hat, he looks like the embodiment of a good-time bluesman."

Death

Brooks died in Chicago, Illinois on April 1, 2017 from a short-illness, aged 83.

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