Farewell Johnny Winter

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  1. bessie

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    Oh, man. This one hits home. Farewell, my friend.

    [HR][/HR]The Lion in Johnny Winter: A Tribute to the Guitar Icon
    The life of the Texas guitarist, who died on July 16th at 70, was a testament to the power of the blues
    By David Marchese
    July 17, 2014 12:25 PM ET

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    Legendary blues musician Johnny Winter died in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland, on July 16th at 70 years old. There are plenty of reasons why that's notable — Winter was one of the first blues rock guitar virtuosos, releasing a string of popular and fiery albums in the late Sixties and early Seventies, becoming an arena-level concert draw in the process — but it's the barest facts that remain the most inspiring. Johnny Winter, from little Beaumont, Texas, afflicted with albinism and 20/400 eyesight in one eye and 20/600 in the other, made an iconic life for himself by playing the blues.

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    wow now I feel really really old!!!

    RIP Johnny
     
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    [video=youtu;M6kPQLLLYAc]http://youtu.be/M6kPQLLLYAc[/video]
     
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    I'll try this weekend. I don't know how well they'll scan, though. What I'd really like to find is the poem I wrote about Johnny Winter after I hung out with him in Audubon Park when I was about 14-15. I entitled it "Lightning". HA!

    Oh, man, I am so old. :facepalm:
     
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    Wait...Audubon Park...as in Memphis?
     
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    Bessie, thanks for sharing. My husband saw him perform in the early 70s at a club in St. Martinville, La. Thanks for the pic of Jimi Hendricks. My husband plays Jimi's music daily.
     
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    Nice. :)
     
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    Cool pics! What a blast from the past. Thanks so much for sharing them.
     

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