(2000/PENGUIN) Paperback, English, 536 pages. last copies!
`A towering monument to a remarkable 60-year career ... John Lee Hooker is our last surviving link with the birth of the blues. Now in his 80s, he has waited some time for a biographer to tell his long and, unusually for an old Mississippi bluesman, happy story. Murray performs that task, and many more besides, with gusto' Robert Sandall, Sunday Times Books of the Year
`The story of a major American cultural icon - a link to an unimaginably distant past, and a completely unique figure in popular music history - brilliantly told' Ed Ward, Mojo
`A pure delight ... Long conversational exchanges with Hooker and his associates are hilarious, touching and enlightening' Neil McCormick, Daily Telegraph Books of the Year
`The living legend gets the book he deserves ... Murray brilliantly paints a portrait of someone who may have his foibles, but comes across as being 4 Real in pretty much every way imaginable.' Clark Collis, Q