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Johnnie Johnson

Johnnie Johnson
Born: Jul 8, 1924 in Fairmont, WV
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Died: Apr 13, 2005 in St. Louis, MO
Genre: Blues, Pop/Rock, R&B
Biography: For 28 years legendary piano player Johnnie Johnson worked as a sideman to one of rock & roll's most prominent performers, Chuck Berry. Berry joined Johnson's band, the Sir John Trio, on New Year's Eve 1953, and afterward Berry took over as the group's songwriter and frontman/guitar player. On the strength ...Read full biography
Blue Hand Johnnie
Released: 1987
Label: Evidence
Critics' Rating:
Johnnie Johnson's rolling, barrelling licks are as enticing as ever on this reissued Evidence CD, but there are some other things that are not so grand. These include barely tolerable vocalists Barbara ...Read full review
Rockin' Eighty Eights
Released: 1990
Label: Modern Blues Recordings
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A gem that only shines brighter as the days go passing by, this is a swinging, jumping, gutsy masterpiece. Johnnie Johnson, Clayton Love, and the late Jimmy Vaughn take turns leading Johnson's band through ...Read full review
More Johnnie Johnson albums: Main Albums (7), Compilations (1)
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