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Sam "Lightnin" Hopkins
Birth: Mar. 15, 1912
Leon County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 1982
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Musician. Born in Centerville, Texas, he was an acclaimed blues guitarist, singer-songwriter, known for his distinctive style. In the coarse of his career which spanned nearing five decades, it has been estimated he recorded between 800 and 1000 songs such as "T-Model Blues" and "Tim Moore's Farm". He was an influence to artist to include Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, R.E.M, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eric Clapton and was the subject of the film documentary "The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin Hopkins" (1967). He is number 71 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He died of esophageal cancer in Houston, Texas, at the age of 69. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Diamond Lacey Randolph Hopkins (1915 - 1963)*
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Forest Park Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 23 (Lawn View), Lot 266, Space 11. From the road, he's southwest of the Zuchowski grave
GPS (lat/lon): 29.43186, -95.18155
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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