Obituary : Chicago Blues Legend Lonnie Brooks Dies At 83

Lonnie Brooks'
Chicago blues musician Lonnie Brooks' visitation will be on Sunday, followed by a funeral on Monday. Brooks died last Saturday night at age 83.

We're so sad to hear of the passing of our friend, blues legend Lonnie Brooks. Our deepest condolences to Ronnie, Wayne, and the rest of the Baker-Brooks blues family. - Love, Team BG (The Limelight, 1987. 📷 by Paul Natkin). #LonnieBrooks #BuddyGuy #KokoTaylor #JuniorWells#legendary

Terrance Simien said : 
Our deepest condolences to the entire Baker Brooks family. Ronnie BakerBrooks and Wayne Baker Brooks. Got a serious heavy heart and I'm taking inventory of all my #LonnieBrooks memories. I got a lot of em. We shared the stage many times over the years & were on the #MillerBeer Genuine Draft Band Network together. His wisdom as my elder and his leadership as band leader inspired me. We used to play this venue in Chicago called Blues, Etc. and when he wasn't performing himself, he'd come see the band, saying how he "wanted to support his Louisiana brothers". RIP Lonnie. You will be missed by many.
Lonnie Brooks, 1933 - 2017

Lonnie Brooks, 1933 - 2017
The Blues Foundation mourns the passing of Lonnie Brooks, inducted into The Blues Hall of Fame in 2010. We join the rest of the blues world in sending condolences to his family. May his spirit live on through his wonderful
Here's a little Lonnie and Ronnie together - jammin' with the old man. Very cool!

Izola Wright said : 
RIP Lonnie Brooks, last time I saw him perform was in 2004 at Buddy Guys...he was a great, all the old timers leaving us...thanks for loving the blues like I do and sharing your talent.

Lonnie Brooks, the singer and guitarist whose distinctive style made him a cornerstone of Chicago blues and a major influence over generations of rock artists, has died at the age of 83.
The Chicago Tribune reports on Brooks’ death, confirming through his son, Ronnie Baker Brooks, that the elder Brooks died in Chicago the night of April 1. A cause of death was not immediately available... Read More:…#LonnieBrooks #blues

Tory Gates Said : 
Lonnie Brooks has left the stage...Steven Koval and I saw him @ House of Blues (when they actually booked blues artists), '92, and saw him play with both of his sons. Wayne told me recently he remembered that gig. L. played with Sam Cooke and so many legends before getting his due. My condolences to the family. #blues #lonniebrooks

The Blues FoundationSaid : 
Roger Nabor inducts Louisiana-born, Chicago-based bluesman Lonnie Brooks into the Blues Hall of Fame. 
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