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Johnny “Guitar” Watson

Johnny “Guitar” Watson

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birthday
3rd
February, 1935
Death
17th
May, 1996
Birth Place
Houston, Texas, United States
Birth Sign
aquarius
Biography

John Watson Jr. (February 3, 1935 – May 17, 1996), known professionally as “Johnny Guitar” Watson, was an American blues, soul, and funk musician and singer-songwriter. A flamboyant showman and electric guitarist in the style of T-Bone Walker, Watson recorded throughout the 1950s and 1960s with some success. His creative reinvention in the 1970s with funk overtones, saw Watson have hits with “Ain’t That a Bitch” and “Superman Lover”. His successful recording career spanned forty years, with his highest chart appearance being the 1977 song “A Real Mother for Ya”.

instruments played
bass
drums
Guitar
keyboards
Piano
Vocals
Also Known As

Young John Watson

Associated Acts

Chuck Higgins, Floyd Dixon, Larry Williams, The Mighty Hannibal, Etta James, Frank Zappa

Birth Name

John Watson Jr.

Genres

Blues, funk, soul

Labels

Federal, RPM, Keen, Class, Kent, Arvee, Goth, Escort, King, Highland, Jowat, Okeh, Fantasy, DJM, A&M, Valley Vue, Wilma

Years Active

1952 1996

Name

Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Nationality

United States of America

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