Lightnin Hopkins

Lightnin Hopkins
1912 - 1982
Lightnin Hopkins  American Guitarist

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First Name Lightnin
Last Name Hopkins
Full Name at Birth Sam John Hopkins
Age 69 (age at death) years
Birthday 15th March, 1912
Birthplace Centerville, Texas, United States
Died 30th January, 1982
Place of Death Houston, Texas, United States
Build Average
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Guitarist, singer-songwriter
Occupation Guitarist
Music Genre (Text) Electric blues, Country Blues, Texas Blues
Music Genre Blues, Piano
Year(s) Active 1946–1981, 1946–1982
Music Style Electric Blues, Electric Texas Blues, Texas Blues, Acoustic Texas Blues, Blues Revival, Regional Blues
Music Mood Earthy, Organic, Bittersweet, Gritty, Confident, Passionate, Greasy, Intimate, Rollicking, Confrontational, Bravado, Swaggering, Melancholy, Playful, Boisterous, Reflective, Brash, Poignant, Earnest, Street-Smart, Plaintive
Instrument Organ, Guitar, Piano, Songwriter, Vocals
Instrument (text) Guitar Piano Organ, Guitar, Piano, Organ, Vocals
Record Label Aladdin, Modern/RPM, Gold Star, Sittin' in With/Jax, Mercury, Decca, Herald, Folkways, World Pacific, Vee-Jay, Arhoolie, Bluesville, Tradition, Fire, Candid, Imperial, Prestige, Verve, Jewel, Modern, RPM, Sittin' in With/Jax

Samuel John "Lightnin'" Hopkins (March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982) was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional pianist, from Centerville, Texas. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 71 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

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