Michael Johnson (singer)

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Michael Johnson
Johnson in 2002
Johnson in 2002
Background information
Born(1944-08-08)August 8, 1944
Alamosa, Colorado, U.S.
DiedJuly 25, 2017(2017-07-25) (aged 72)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
GenresFolk, folk rock, country, soft rock, pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer, actor, writer
InstrumentsVocals, classical guitar, acoustic guitar, piano
Years active1957–2017
LabelsAtco, Sanskrit Records, EMI, RCA, Vanguard, Atlantic, Intersound, American Originals, Red House

Michael Johnson (August 8, 1944 – July 25, 2017) was an American pop, country and folk singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Johnson was best known for his 1978 hit song "Bluer Than Blue". He charted four hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and nine more on the Hot Country Songs charts, including two Number One country hits in 1986's "Give Me Wings" and "The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder". He also co-wrote "Cain's Blood", the debut single of 1990s country group 4 Runner.

Johnson died in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 25, 2017 after suffering from a long-illness at the age of 72.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Betts, Stephen L. (July 27, 2017). "'Bluer Than Blue' Singer Michael Johnson Dead at 72". Rolling Stone. ISSN 0035-791X.

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