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Thu Jul 17, 2014, 08:32 AM

Blues legend Johnny Winter dies in Switzerland

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/07/17/blues-legend-johnny-winter-dies-in-switzerland/12771833/



Guitarist, singer and music producer Johnny Winter has died at age 70.

Winter, older brother of Edgar Winter also a music legend rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s with his performances and recordings that included producing his childhood hero Muddy Waters.

"I love blues. I don't mind a little rock and roll, too, as long as it's blues-based rock and roll," he told Guitar World in 2010.

Winter's representative, Carla Parisi, confirmed Thursday to AP that Winter died Wednesday in a hotel room in Zurich. A Facebook note says "his wife, family and bandmates were all saddened by the loss of one of the world's finest guitarists."

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Reply Blues legend Johnny Winter dies in Switzerland (Original post)
Miles Archer Jul 2014 OP
Tom_Foolery Jul 2014 #1
cyberswede Jul 2014 #2
ailsagirl Jul 2014 #3
Miles Archer Jul 2014 #4
ailsagirl Jul 2014 #5
Bluzmann57 Jul 2014 #6
Kali Jul 2014 #7
panader0 Jul 2014 #8

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 11:00 AM

1. RIP...

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 11:29 AM

2. Too bad. :(

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 12:37 PM

3. It's always sad to lose someone you "grew up with"

A great musician

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 01:03 PM

4. Yep. My favorite Johnny anecdote...

...was a comment from some rock journalist during the peak of Johnny's "Johnny Winter And" period with Rick Derringer, when he was red hot and EVERYWHERE. He said something like "He's the kind of guy who yells "YEAAAAAAH!" at the drop of an "E" chord." And it was true, that's what made him so cool. He'd yell during his solos. Fun to listen to, fun to watch, greatly missed.

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 01:21 PM

5. Greatly missed nt

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 06:23 PM

6. R.I.P. Johnny Winter

One of the all time greats. The world is worse off today than it was yesterday because Mr. Winter is gone.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 08:36 PM

7. heard on the radio this morning

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 09:35 PM

8. Been learning this one lately

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