The event took place live on 3 May in a virtual ceremony from Memphis.
On 21 December 1968, Bell entered the R&B listings with the track that would become his first top ten hit on that chart, ‘I Forgot To Be Your Lover.’
'Strong Persuader' became the first UK top 40 album for Cray and his band.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on 10 August 1909.
The restored and expanded film features their Miami concert with guest spots from Bo Diddley, Sheryl Crow and Robert Cray.
The five-times Grammy winning blues man joins a stellar line-up which also includes Van Morrison, Steve Miller Band and Raphael Saadiq.
George Benson, Robert Cray and Dame Cleo Laine were among the roll call of stars receiving honours at the 2018 Jazz FM Awards in London.
A documentary and a possible biopic of legendary rocker Chuck Berry has been authorized by the late rocker's estate and are in the works
John Lee Hooker's much-acclaimed blues duets album The Best Of Friends is to be reissued on CD in November 2017 through Concord and USM
Boom Boom came out in 1992 and reaffirmed John Lee Hooker's position as the master of boogie blues
The Blues grew out of the heat, hardship and misery of the Mississippi Delta in the Southern United States before the flame travelled across the Atlantic.