Johnny "Guitar" Watson  

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


Johnny "Guitar" Watson is a member of the following lists: RPM Records (United States) artists, Federal Records artists and 20th-century American singers.


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    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...

    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
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