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Willie Johnson

Willie Johnson

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birthday
4th
March, 1923
Death
26th
February, 1995
Birth Place
Senatobia, Mississippi, U.S.
Birth Sign
pisces
Biography

Willie Johnson (March 4, 1923 – February 26, 1995) was an American electric blues guitarist. He is best known as the principal guitarist in Howlin’ Wolf’s band from 1948 to 1953. His raucous, distorted guitar playing is prominent on Howlin’ Wolf’s Memphis recordings during 1951-1953, including the hit song “How Many More Years” (recorded May 1951).
In 2017, Johnson was posthumously inducted in to the Blues Hall of Fame.

instruments played
electric
Guitar
Associated Acts

Howlin' Wolf

Genres

Electric bluesMemphis blues

Years Active

1940s 1950s

Name

Willie Johnson

Nationality

United States of America

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