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Funeral plans for Blues great Lonnie Brooks announced

Sandro Miller

From a press release from Alligator Records:

The family of Grammy-nominated Chicago blues icon Lonnie Brooks, who died on Saturday, April 1, has announced the visitation and funeral information for the late blues legend.

Visitation: Sunday, April 9: Blake-Lamb Funeral Home - 4727 W. 103rd St. - Oak Lawn, IL 60453 - Wake/Viewing 3-9pm.

Funeral: Monday, April 10: Liberty Temple Full Gospel Church - 2233 W. 79th Street - Chicago, IL 60620 -Visitation 10-11am with services at 11am.

Interment following the service: Lincoln Cemetery - 12300 S. Kedzie Ave. - Chicago, IL 60655

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Lonnie Brooks Memorial Fund - PO Box 672 - Dolton, IL 60419

On Sunday, April 2, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released the following statement:

"Lonnie Brooks was a Chicago blues legend with a towering talent and soulful style that won him legions of fans across the country and around the world. His celebrated career inspired generations of music lovers, garnered numerous awards and brought him from the clubs of Chicago's west side to the concert halls of Europe and beyond. Amy and my thoughts and prayers are with Lonnie Brooks' family, friends and fans who are mourning his loss and celebrating his remarkable life."

Lonnie Brooks' larger-than-life personality and abundance of pure talent made him beloved worldwide, leading The Chicago Tribune to declare his music "a joyful paean to the power of the blues."