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Lightnin’ Hopkins Historical Marker Dedication

Fast Cut Films producers, Mark Susman and Mike Snow, were present Saturday morning, November 13, 2010 in Houston’s historic Third Ward, to witness the dedication of a state historical marker honoring Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins, the legendary bluesman who lived in the Third Ward from the late 1940s until his death in January 1982. Susman and Snow, co-producers of the in-production documentary film, “Where Lightnin' Strikes,” were on hand to film the dedication ceremony that was the culmination of fifteen months of work by fellow Houstonian and blues fan, R. Eric Davis. Davis began his quest to honor Hopkins after discovering that Houston's only public memorial to Hopkins is his meager gravestone in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. “We’re getting some nice footage, said Snow. “We’ve … [Read more...]