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Watch John Lee Hooker jam with Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones on ‘Boogie Chillen’

We’re dipping into the Far Out Magazine vault to bring you a rock ‘n’ roll legend John Lee Hooker joined by two other legends of the game, Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones, to perform a jam of ‘Boogie Chillen’ back in 1989.

Lee Hooker and Clapton joined Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the rest of The Rolling Stones on their legendary Steel Wheels tour for a remarkable rendition of this rock ‘n’ roll standard.

It’s fair to say that on a stage that includes both The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton, you’d have a pretty hard job of being the ultimate rock icon under the spotlight. But such is John Lee Hooker’s legendary status, that he was the star fo the show when he was invited to perform with the Stones.

Hooker’s style and panache is something that permeated rock ‘n’ roll ever since he first took his spot on the stage way back in the 20th century. His influential hypnotic grooves, as well as his foot-stomping rhythm, was a trope that not only featured in the Stones and Clapton’s arsenal but artists like The Doors, Carlos Santana and NBruce Springsteen.

Hooker’s biggest hit was his first one with ‘Boogie Chillen’ acting as the gateway for most of the artist’s fans to arrive at his unique style. The Missippi-born bluesman has a habit of being your favourite artist’s favourite artist, and judging by the performance below you can see why.

Joined by Guitar God, Eric Clapton and the mercurial talents of The Rolling Stones, Hooker is in his element and delivers a sensational rendition of ‘Boogie Chillen’ for the baying audience.

“Thank you John Lee Hooker!” Keith Richards says at the end of the performance, a reminder of his legend status.

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