Johnny Strike

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Gary John Bassett (June 6, 1948 – September 10, 2018), known as Johnny Strike, was an American singer-songwriter and crime novelist. He was born in San Francisco, California. He was mostly known as songwriter for the proto-punk band Crime based in San Francisco. In 2004, he wrote Ports of Hell alongside William S. Burroughs.

Strike died on September 10, 2018 in San Francisco from liver cancer at the age of 70.[1]

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