Lonnie Brooks is born on December 18, 1933, hailed as one of the kings of Chicago Blues.
He started out playing everything from Zydeco to country to jazz, influenced by Clifton Chenier, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, T. Bone Walker, B.B. King and others. He teamed with Sam Cooke in 1960 and toured the south for the the summer. Then, he moved north to Chicago where he became a fixture in the blues movement.