Johnny Winter

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Johnny Winter
Johnny Winter.jpg
Johnny Winter in 2007
Background information
Birth nameJohn Dawson Winter III
Born(1944-02-23)February 23, 1944
Leland, Mississippi, U.S.
DiedJuly 16, 2014(2014-07-16) (aged 70)
Zurich, Switzerland
GenresElectric blues, blues rock, rock and roll, Texas blues
OccupationsMusician, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica
Years active1959–2014
LabelsColumbia, Blue Sky, Alligator, Point Blank
Associated actsEdgar Winter
Websitejohnnywinter.net
Notable instruments
Gibson Firebird
Erlewine Lazer

John Dawson Winter III (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014) was an American albino blues musician from Beaumont, Texas. His brother, Edgar Winter, is also a famous musician. He also worked as producer and produced two Grammy winning albums of Muddy Waters (Hard again, I´m ready).

He died in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland, aged 70. It happened two days after his last performance there.[1][2][3] The cause of his death is currently unknown.

Discography[change | change source]

Official albums[change | change source]

Compilation albums[change | change source]

  • The Johnny Winter Story (1969)
  • About Blues (1970)
  • Early Times (1970)
  • Before The Storm (1970)
  • Birds Can't Row Boats (1988)
  • The Texas Tornado (1992)
  • A Rock n' Roll Collection (1994)
  • White Hot Blues (1997)
  • Winter Blues (1997)
  • Texas Blues: The Early Years (1998)
  • The Return of Johnny Guitar - best of 1984-86 (2000)
  • Deluxe Edition (Alligator) (2001)
  • The Best of Johnny Winter (Sony) (2002)

Non-official albums[change | change source]

  • Austin, TX also known as The Progressive Blues Experiment (1972)
  • Dervish Blues (live San Bernardino, Ca.) (1975)
  • Whole Lotta Love (1978)
  • Ready for Winter (1981)
  • Still Blues After All These Years/Live In Chicago (1990)
  • A Lone Star Kind of Day (Relix- Roy C. Ames production) (1991)
  • Jack Daniels Kind of Day (1992)
  • White Lightning (1996)
  • Back in Beaumont (2000)
  • Blues'N' Tattoo (recorded Live at Central Park New York - 1980-07-27)

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.johnnywinter.com/, the Official Johnny Winters Website>
  2. "Johnny Winter dies at 70". American Blues Scene. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  3. "US blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich". Expatica Switzerland. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.

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