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John Lee Hooker was born on this day, 1920, in Clarksdale, Mississippi. The man that brought boogie to the table. Just goes to show you don’t need a lot of chord changes to get the room to come alive. Saw him many times in concert. Amazing. One night he was opening for Los Lobos. I was sitting in the “radio section”, behind some folks from another station. They were driving me nuts because they were talking real loud through John’s set. Felt like knocking heads together. Grrrr. They weren’t paying any attention to Mr. Hooker until he went into one of his classics…One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer. Boy, were they excited. A song they recognized! But they were over the moon because this old blues guy was “covering” a George Thorogood song. Duh. George wasn’t even born yet when the Hook recorded that song. As soon as the song was over, they started talking again. That’s when I gave up and moved somewhere else. This is why I teach at Columbia College. So people who are making music decisions in the business actually have a clue… and care. Missionary work.

Happy Birthday Cindy Williams!

Cynthia Jane “Cindy” Williams is an American actress known for starring in the television situation-comedy series Laverne & Shirley, in the role of Shirley Feeney, and for her role as Laurie Henderson in the classic..

Happy Birthday Valerie Harper!

Valerie Kathryn Harper is an American actress known for her roles as Rhoda Morgenstern in the 1970s television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda, and later as Valerie Hogan in Valerie. 

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