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Johnnie Clyde Johnson
Birth: Jul. 8, 1924
Fairmont
Marion County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 2005

Pioneer Rock Music Musician. He was the pianist whose popular early-1950s trio with Chess Records was the launching pad for a young guitarist named Chuck Berry and he played a key role in the sound of Berry's genre-defining hits, such as "Rock and Roll Music" and "Roll Over Beethoven." One of Berry's best known songs, "Johnny B. Goode," was written as a salute to Johnson, whose keyboard work often played equal partner on recordings. Later in his life, Johnson was championed by Rolling Stones guitarist-songwriter Keith Richards, who included Johnson on his debut solo album, "Talk Is Cheap," in his 1986, Berry tribute film "Hail! Hail! Rock & Roll", a personal tour in the 1980s and also had him on tour with the Stones, 1989-90, Steel Wheels tour. Johnson's contribution to rock's formative years was recognized in 2001, when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He died of natural causes at age 80. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 1J, Site 8
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Apr 15, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10790793
Johnnie Clyde Johnson
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Johnnie Clyde Johnson
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Johnnie Clyde Johnson
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