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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2011 - News. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 12, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/24628/show/24412.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2011 - News. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/24628/show/24412

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Title Houstonian 2011
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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Title News
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript IMARCH 15. I9U.JANUARY 30. J~«UARY 30, 1982) SIS {FWHW-BS r,»» LEMON JEFFERSON RECORD BLUES IN HOUSTON. «.^s*17 *ME£SE2? S^3*E* S9H5«5? TO PUT AND ners, and TOUR, ALTHOUGH E RARELy'I^dIdSe 0°f TEXAS DURING THE 1950*. THE POPULARITY OF FOLK iSo BLUES MUSIC OF THE 1960* BROUGHT ADDITIONAL AHENTION TO HOPKINS, AND HE PERFORMED TO MORE INTEGRATED AUDIENCES INCLUDING SEVERAL PERFORMANCES AT NEW YORK'S CARNEGIE HALL. AFTER A PROUFIC CAREER THAT INCLUDED APPROXIMATELY 100 RECORDED ALBUMS, AND OVER 600 SONGS, HOPKINS DIED IN 1982 HE IS BURIED IN HOUSTON'S FOREST PARK LAWNDALE CEMETERY. Texas Johnny Brown and Milton Hopkins stand at the dedication plaque for Sam "Lightnin" Hopkins memorial in the Third Ward. Matthew Keever LIGHTNIN IN HOUSTON A took a while, but city honors one of its music legends By Matthew Keever Twenty-eight years after his death, blues legend Sam "Lightnin"' Hopkins' adopted hometown finally laid claim to him. In Third Ward, on the corner of Dowling and Francis Street, also known as Lightnin's Corner, a state historical marker has been raised in his honor. "His music is life ... everyday life," Milton Hopkins, a cousin, said. "Any time you hear a Lightnin' Hopkins song, you can rest assured it's true." On the morning of Nov. 13, hundreds of sleepy, music-loving Houstonians dragged themselves out of bed — aided by cups of coffee and plenty of cigarettes — to witness this benchmark achievement for Houston culture. Hopkins is the first musician to be honored by the state in Houston. "It was just time for someone to remember what he gave, not only Houston and Texas but the world," said Eric Davis, a local blues enthusiast who, with the help of House of Blues, Live Nation, Project Row Houses and the Houston Blues Society, set up the event. "I think it's a shame that we have let such important contributions to the cultural fabric of Houston, Texas and beyond go to the wayside," Davis said. "There's as much history here as there is in Mississippi." Hopkins' contribution to jazz and blues earned him the reputation as one of the most compelling blues performer in the late 1960s. His music inspired legends such as Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante. Before this marker, there was nothing in Houston to display Hopkins' contributions, accomplishments or keep a public record of his life, save for his gravesite in Forest Park Cemetery. His albums are available in stores, and his name is constantly brought up in the local music scene, but there was no indicator anywhere in the city. There is now. [32] nside the Pride