Brooks originally wanted to play banjo like his grandfather, but soon came to the guitar, on which he played rock and roll, country and R & B. Clifton Chenier signed him for the " Red Hot Louisiana Band".
In the second half of the 1950s Brooks took on a number of rock and roll hits as Guitar Junior. He was on tour with Sam Cooke and remained in 1960 in Chicago hanging. There was already a Guitar Junior, so he changed his stage name to Lonnie Brooks.
Brooks joined the band of Jimmy Reed and took on its own Singles. In 1969 he released his first album, Broke And Hungry, again under the name Guitar Junior, he then took off for good. He developed his own style, which was called " Voodoo Blues".
1978 came out a blues anthology, Living Chicago Blues, which contained four pieces of Brooks and helped him to a recording contract. There followed a number of successful albums.
Lonnie Brooks is also known for its energetic live performances. His son Ronnie Baker Brooks follows in the footsteps of his father. Together they recorded the 1991 song Like Father, Like Son on. 2010 Brooks was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame Blues Foundation.
His son Ronnie Baker Brooks is also a blues player (as well as his son Wayne Baker Brooks).
- Broke & Hungry (1969 )
- Sweet Home Chicago ( 1974)
- Bayou Lightning ( 1979)
- Turn On The Night (1981 )
- Hot Shot (1983 )
- Wound Up Tight (1986 )
- Live From Chicago - Bayou Lightning Strikes (1988 )
- Satisfaction Guaranteed (1991 )
- Road House Rules (1996 )
- Deluxe Edition (1997)
- Lone Star Shootout (1999)
- Eddy Clearwater West Side Strut (2008)
- Magic Slim Midnight Blues (2008)
- Chris Carter Night Shift (2003)
- Ronnie Baker Brooks Take Me Witcha (2001)
- Little Mack Simmons Pm / Simmons Collection ( 1999)
- Katie Webster No Foolin '! (1991)
- Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson Lonesome In My Bedroom (1975 )
- Koko Taylor Queen Of The Blues ( 1975)