Thursday, July 17, 2014

Blues Legend Johnny Winter Passes Away at Age 70

This is a truly sad day for the blues; the blues and guitar legend Johnny Winter has passed away at the age of 70. No cause of death has been announced, but Johnny was in a frail state of health for a while.

Johnny Winter was a pioneer in the world of guitar playing and the blues; his unique guitar sound and skills along side his gritty voice led him to stardom in the mid-60's, performing at Woodstock in 1969 and has released 20 albums, including the seminal 'Johnny Winter' and 'Second Winter'.

He was instrumental in the huge comeback of bluesman Muddy Waters, releasing four albums (one of them live) on Blue Sky Records and he was featured on all four, three of them winning Grammy awards.

He was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and in 2003, and is ranked 63rd in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". 

It is a truly sad day and it will have a huge impact on the world of music. 

Here are a few videos of Johnny in action; Rest in Peace and May the Blues Be With You.


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