Lonnie Brooks

Dec 18, 1933 – Apr 1, 2017 (Age 83)


Lonnie Brooks, a Louisiana-born blues musician well-known for his version of the Robert Johnson song "Sweet Home Chicago," died Saturday, April 1, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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Just found out Lonnie Baker Brooks pass away so sorry Ronnie and Wayne for your lose may God bless and keep you always.

I had the honour to meet and be the support band for the Lonnie Brooks Band in Adelaide Australia in the late '80s. After we'd done our sound checks Lonnie took everyone to the bar for drinks. Because he wasn't used to Australian money he kind of slid a 50 to the barmaid with a look of "don't hurt me if this isn't enough". She pushed it back and grabbed the 20 and told him this is the one you're looking for. Lonnie, Ronnie and the rest of the band were an inspiration to be around...

Thu 07 13 2017 Just saw that Lonnie Brooks passed away 04 01 2017. RIP Lonnie.

Our heartfelt condolences to the Family of Mr Lonnie. Mr Lonnie was truly an amazing and compassionate gentlemen. May the God of all comfort, provide you with peace of mind, as we await the time when all of our loved ones asleep in death see life again under peaceful, perfect conditions.(Isaiah 55:11)

Lonnie Brooks taught me how to hold a crowds attention. I modeled my singing after his for 20 years. A truly tragic loss. My heart out to Wayne, Ronnie and all his family.

What a legend and will be missed. His music woll live on as we await a future reunion as promised at John 5:28.

I met this great bluesman at Antone's in 1986 in Austin,Tx. He was very jovial, supportive and a true man of the blues. I'll miss him but am so thankful for his great music which we all shall enjoy forever!

From Time Magazine

My dear friend, I will miss you until we meet again. Then, the laughs will be forever! One of the best people I have ever known!