Chicago Blues Legend Lonnie Brooks Dies

Video: Lonnie Brooks and his son Wayne Baker Brooks perform “I Want All My Money Back” on Chicago Tonight in 2006.

Lonnie Brooks, a Chicago singer and guitarist known for his unique take on the blues, died Saturday. He was 83.

Born as Lee Baker Jr., the Louisiana native spent time in Texas, which influenced the country blues he would play, and set him apart in Chicago’s West Side clubs. Brooks has been a Chicago resident since he first came to the city in 1959.


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