The legendary and the world's greatest blues singer John Lee Hooker was loved by millions of fans throughout the world. It was no secret that some of his closest friends included Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Van Morrison.
Another close friend was his occasional drummer, "The Theme Man", John Dote' (Hawaii Five-0, Charlie's Angel's, Dynasty and Dallas), who used to perform with "The Hook" in the San Francisco Bay Area during the early 80's. It was Hookers keyboard player and director Deacon Jones who ran into Dote' at a doctor's office in San Carlos, California, who over heard Dote' make the statement that he was a recording producer.
Jones lit up and approached Dote' stating that he was a keyboard player. The rest became History. Not long after that encounter, Dote', who was living in the same town as the legend himself, became aquainted with Hooker who invited Dote' to play the drums at his smoked filled concerts.
Dote', known as one of the country's top drummer's lived up and fullfilled the occassion to the delight of the audiences which they entertained. It was common to also see other blues legends such as Buddy Miles and Greg Allman join in as guest's stars.
Hooker and Dote' wound up becoming the best of friends and although Hooker has since passed, his music remains classic and unsurpassed. Above is the photo of the legendary John Lee Hooker and the Theme Drummer, John Dote' at a Marin County sold out event.