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John Hook

John Hook

Myrtle Beach, S.C.

DJ John Hook has played beach music at clubs and on radio. "Beach music and shagging was a celebration of life that was new for Caucasians," said Hook. "It was an emulation of what white people thought they were seeing in the black community. Beach music isn't the music or the dance or the attitude, it's all of those married together and what it has become over time. Lots of people listen to this music today and don't know why they like it. They just know that something was missing in their life."