Louis Johnson

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Louis Johnson
Louis Johnson in 1980
Background information
Born (1955-04-13)April 13, 1955
Los Angeles, California, United States
Died May 21, 2015(2015-05-21) (aged 60)
Genres Funk, R&B, soul, jazz
Occupations Musician, record producer
Years active 1972–2015
Labels A&M, Capitol, Star Licks Productions, Hal Leonard Publishing

Louis Johnson (April 13, 1955 – May 21, 2015) was an American bass guitarist.

Johnson was best known for his group The Brothers Johnson and his session playing on several hit albums of the 1970s and 1980s including the "best selling album of all time" Thriller.[1]

Johnson died on May 21, 2015 at the age of 60.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2003). All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 81–82. ISBN 9780879307448. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  2. "Louis Johnson, Legendary Bassist, Dead at 60", The Boombox. Retrieved 22 May 2015