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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Blues legend Johnny Winter died Thursday at a hotel in Zurich. He was 70. Born in Beaumont, Texas in 1944, Winter remained active in music for over five decades, earning acclaim as both a guitarist and record producer. His big break came while opening a show for Mike Bloomfield in 1968. Winter's performance that evening caught the eye of Columbia Records, who quickly signed him to a contract. He was given a $600,000 advance, the largest one ever received at that time.

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RIP, Johnny.

Highway 61 Revisited

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#1 | Posted by Dave at 2014-07-17 09:25 AM | Reply | Flag:

Johnny Winter is gone. Peace and eternal life and music to Johnny Winter.
you meant SO much to us all. today we cry, tomorrow we mourn our loss.
Rest in Peace, Maestro Blues, Brother Johnny Winter.

#2 | Posted by ichiro at 2014-07-17 09:53 AM | Reply | Flag:

Imagine in today's sad music scene, where image and looks are everything, a guy like Johnny trying to get a record deal.

RIP in peace blues maestro.

#3 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-07-17 10:44 AM | Reply | Flag:

sage advice.
youtu.be

#4 | Posted by ichiro at 2014-07-17 10:47 AM | Reply | Flag:

RIP, you albino freak.

#5 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-07-17 02:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

Johnny Winter at Woodstock playing Mean Town Blues

www.youtube.com

RIP, Tex.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-17 03:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

www.youtube.com RIP Johnny Thanks for the ride.

#7 | Posted by ThePhantom at 2014-07-17 07:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

Being a keyboard aficionado, i always liked Edgar Winter, realizing however Brother Johnny was the real giant of the two.

#8 | Posted by kenx at 2014-07-17 09:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

RIP you were great

#9 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-07-18 01:27 AM | Reply | Flag:

He is a legend.....like the Kardashians. Marketing uber alles.

#10 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-07-18 03:21 AM | Reply | Flag:

What a terrible tragedy. And on the same day that Broadway Legend Elaine Strich died!

It's all too much.

#11 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2014-07-18 07:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

#10 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-07-18 03:21 AM | Reply | Flag: Idiot

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#12 | Posted by Dave at 2014-07-18 11:43 AM | Reply | Flag:

You left out the "clueless" flag, Dave.

#13 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-07-18 01:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

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