collapse

* Member Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

* Like Us on Facebook

I never had a man, black or white, kiss me dead on the mouth before, but that's what he done. He say 'Lord, man, you done 100 percent. I've been on this job 35 years and I never seen a man do what you done in 2 days' - Bukka White, on Lester Melrose's reaction to his having written 12 new songs, Chicago, March 1940

Author Topic: Johnnie Johnson  (Read 1329 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline phhawk

  • Member
  • Posts: 97
  • Howdy!
Johnnie Johnson
« on: April 16, 2005, 08:43:41 PM »
I just heard this morning that Johnnie Johnson has died. I was fortunate to have seen him play at the small Mill Valley club "The Sweetwater" and it was one of those great magical musical  moments. Not only was he the pianist on Chuck Berry's greatest hits, he was probably the last of the truly great boogie woogie pianists.

HardLuckChild

  • Guest
Re: Johnnie Johnson
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2005, 04:57:38 PM »
I bought Berry's "The Great Twenty-Eight" when I was a teenager. Due to Chuck's guitar playing, and Johnson's piano pounding, I jumped around my room and banged my head harder than I banged it while listening to the heavy metal I loved prior to that. Johnnie Johnson is a guy who deserves a lot more credit for being an architect of rock 'n' roll. Johnnie will be missed.

Tags: Johnnie Johnson 
 


SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2020, SimplePortal