Lightnin' Hopkins Historical Marker Dedication

Lightnin' Hopkins Historical Marker Dedication

A crowd that overflowed the weather-proof tent - although, thankfully, it never actually rained - came out to witness the dedication of the official Texas State Historical marker in legendary Third Ward bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins honor, a process that began when Houstonian R. Eric Davis was appalled that Houston's only public memorial to Hopkins is his meager gravestone in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Hopkins, who died in 1982, is only the second Texas blues great to get a marker, after mentor Blind Lemon Jefferson. Read our report here. PHOTOS BY MATTHEW KEEVER


A crowd that overflowed the weather-proof tent - although, thankfully, it never actually rained - came out to witness the dedication of the official Texas State Historical marker in legendary Third Ward bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins honor, a process that began when Houstonian R. Eric Davis was appalled that Houston's only public memorial to Hopkins is his meager gravestone in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Hopkins, who died in 1982, is only the second Texas blues great to get a marker, after mentor Blind Lemon Jefferson. Read our report here. PHOTOS BY MATTHEW KEEVER
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