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Johnny Winter dies, aged 70 R.I.P.

Postby Fact Finder » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:05 am

According to the American Blues Scene, sources close to the man have confirmed that Johnny Winter has passed away at the age of 70. The cause of death is unknown at this time.

Texas blues icon Johnny Winter has passed away on July 16, 2014 in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland.

John Dawson Winter III better known as Johnny Winter was widely regarded as one of the greatest blues guitar players in music history. Best known for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and ’70s, Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues legend Muddy Waters. Since his time with Waters, Winter has recorded several Grammy-nominated blues albums and continues to tour extensively. In 1988, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and in 2003, he was ranked 63rd in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
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Re: Johnny Winter dies, aged 70 R.I.P.

Postby trekman » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:42 am

A fan since the 70s, Ive always loved his music. Loud & gutsy flaming Blues & Rock. R.I.P. Johnny :(
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Re: Johnny Winter dies, aged 70 R.I.P.

Postby Fact Finder » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:08 am

trekman wrote:A fan since the 70s, Ive always loved his music. Loud & gutsy flaming Blues & Rock. R.I.P. Johnny :(



Back in the day I listened to the John Dawson Winter III album daily. Loved the tune "Mind over Matter".
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Re: Johnny Winter dies, aged 70 R.I.P.

Postby trekman » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:13 am

This is how I learned of Johnny (and Edgar)Winter. Image
Loved this album. Along with Allman Bros "Live At The Fillmore East".
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Re: Johnny Winter dies, aged 70 R.I.P.

Postby K.C.Journey Fan » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:27 am

Trekman, I have that album.Road work. Still Alive and Well! Bought it in 1973. Awesome.
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Re: Johnny Winter dies, aged 70 R.I.P.

Postby Fact Finder » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:23 am

trekman wrote:This is how I learned of Johnny (and Edgar)Winter. Image
Loved this album. Along with Allman Bros "Live At The Fillmore East".



Is this the album with "Tobacco Road"? That was killer.
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Postby Fact Finder » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:32 am

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Re: Johnny Winter dies, aged 70 R.I.P.

Postby Fact Finder » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:49 am

Here's John Dawson Winter III "Mind Over Matter".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX4rapijU8k
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Re: Johnny Winter dies, aged 70 R.I.P.

Postby K.C.Journey Fan » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:50 pm

FF,Tobacco Road, Rock and Roll Hochie Coo, Still Alive and Well,Livin in the USA. Awesome live album.
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Re: Johnny Winter dies, aged 70 R.I.P.

Postby Peartree12249 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:44 am

Not only was Johnny Winter a great bluesman, but he pretty much singlehandedly revived Muddy Waters career by producing some of Muddy's best work on three Grammy Award-winning albums, Hard Again (1977), I'm Ready (1978), and Muddy "Mississippi" Waters – Live (1979). All he cared about was playing the blues. There will never be anyone like him again. :(
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Re: Johnny Winter dies, aged 70 R.I.P.

Postby Arkansas » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:17 am

Only saw him play live once, but it was possibly the best concert of my life.

Memphis in May, Beale Street Music Festival, 1990
Albert King, Etta James, Ernie Isley, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan




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