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In 1961 by Boom Boom is a singer-songwriter John Lee Hooker song, written and released as a single in 1962. The song is one of Hooker's best-known songs. In 1995 it was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
To the number worked outside of John Lee Hooker (vocals and guitar) the following people:
- The Funk Brothers (Joe Hunter (piano), James Jamerson (bass) and Benny Benjamin (drums)
- Larry Veeder (guitar)
- Hank Cosby (tenor saxophone)
- Andrew "Mike" Terry (baritone saxophone)
- John Lee Hooker Boom Boom played during a guest appearance as a street performer in the movie The Blues Brothers (1980).
- Boom Boom is covered by many artists, including The Animals, the Yardbirds, Mae West, Shadows of Knight, Dr. Feelgood, Bruce Springsteen, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Barbara Ireland.
- The version of The Animals is in the film Skyfall (2012) is used.