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Johnny "Guitar" Watson
Birth: Feb. 3, 1935
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: May 17, 1996
Yokohama
Kanagawa, Japan

Musician. He began his career as a teenager, playing piano for various blues artist such as Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland. He soon found a passion for the guitar, recording "Space Guitar" for Federal in 1952 and his first Top 10 hit, "Those Lonely, Lonely Nights". His other hits included "Motorhead Baby" (1954), "Three Hours Past Midnight" (1956) and "Gangster of Love" (1957). In the 1960s and 70s, he toured with Little Richard, Larry Williams and Frank Zappa. His first two albums for British label DJM, "Ain't That a Bitch" (1976) and "A Real Mother for Ya" (1977) both were certified gold with sales of over 500,000 copies each. In March 1996, he was honored with a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm & Blues
Foundation, for his performing career. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Suffered fatal heart attack while touring in Japan
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Enduring Honor, Holy Terrace entrance
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 15, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 4380
Johnny Guitar Watson
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Johnny Guitar Watson
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Johnny Guitar Watson
Added by: A.J. Marik
 
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A Real Motha For Ya!!!!
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