John Lee Hooker was one of the greatest bluesmen of the 20th Century.
Born into poverty and racial segregation, he lived through a monumental time in American history.
This is the story of a cultural icon and his far-reaching impact on popular music, told in his own words and those of his family and closest collaborators.
Interviews with Keith Richards, Van Morrison, Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt and Robert Cray tell how an illiterate man from the rural and impoverished backwaters of the Mississippi Delta influenced their own musical journey.
His tale is an astonishing one of survival and creativity, ingenuity and reinvention – of a man who became a superstar against extraordinary odds.
DIRECTED BY TODD AUSTIN / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MIN CLOUGH