Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter

Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
Death 16 Jul 2014 (aged 70)
Zürich, Bezirk Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Burial Easton, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 132927330 · View Source
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Musician, Producer. Johnny Winter, an American blues musician, released nearly 20 albums and earned seven Grammy nominations in his career. When he was ten years old, he and his younger brother Edgar, who were both born with albinism, appeared on a local children's show, playing ukulele and singing Everly Brothers songs. Winter would release his first record "School Day Blues" when he was 15 years old. In 1968, he was spotted by Mike Bloomfield, who invited him to play at his show at the Fillmore East in New York. That lead to Winter signing with Columbia Records for a $600,000 advance, the largest record advance ever at the time. In 1969, he released his self-titled debut album and performed at Woodstock that same year. Among studio albums he would release were "Johnny Winter And" in 1970, "Saints and Sinners" in 1974, "White Hot and Blue" in 1978, "Guitar Slinger" in 1984, "I'm a Bluesman" in 1984 and "Roots" in 2011. In 1977, Winter met blues legend Muddy Waters and would go on to produce several albums for Waters, which would earn him three Grammy Awards. Winter was on the cover of the first issue of "Guitar World" magazine. In 1988, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and was named one of Rolling Stone magazines top 100 guitarists of all-time. He died in his hotel four days after his last performance at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria.

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