Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Johnny "Guitar" Watson
1935 - 1996

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Johnny "Guitar" Watson passed away on 17th May 1996 aged 61.


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First Name Johnny
Last Name Watson
Alternative Name Johnny Watson, Young John Watson
Age 61 (age at death) years
Birthday 3rd February, 1935
Birthplace Houston, Texas, United States
Died 17th May, 1996
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Music Genre (Text) Blues, blues-rock, funk, blues rock, soul, disco
Music Genre Blues
Year(s) Active 1950s–1990s, 1952–1996
Music Style Soul, Electric Blues, Electric Texas Blues, Modern Electric Texas Blues, Pop-Soul, R&B, Regional Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Early R&B
Music Mood Confident, Rollicking, Bravado, Swaggering, Party/Celebratory, Boisterous, Street-Smart, Humorous, Energetic, Irreverent, Hedonistic, Rowdy, Playful, Rambunctious, Sleazy, Sexual
Instrument Guitar, Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, bass guitar, drums
Record Label Federal, RPM, Keen, King, Chess, Fantasy, DJM, Class, Kent, Arvee, Goth, Escort, Highland, Jowat, Okeh, A&M, Valley Vue, Wilma
Associated Acts Chuck Higgins, Floyd Dixon, Larry Williams, The Mighty Hannibal, Etta James, Frank Zappa

John "Johnny 'Guitar'" Watson, Jr. (February 3, 1935 – May 17, 1996) 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 disco and funk overtones, saw Watson have hits with "Ain't That a Bitch", "I Need It" and "Superman Lover". His successful recording career spanned forty years, with his highest chart appearance being the 1977 song "A Real Mother For Ya".

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