Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

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  1. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

    GENEVA (AP) -- Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s for his energetic performances and musical collaborations including with childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.

    Winter was one of the most popular live acts of the early 1970s, when his signature fast blues guitar solos attracted a wide following.

    The [Rolling Stone] magazine later named him one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

    Winter, who was instantly recognizable for his long white hair, worked with some of the greatest bluesmen, producing several albums for Waters and recording with John Lee Hooker. He paid homage to Waters on "Tribute to Muddy," a song from his 1969 release "The Progressive Blues Experiment."

    Among the blues classics that Winter played from that era were "Rollin' and Tumblin'," ''Bad Luck and Trouble" and "Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl." He also teamed up with his brother Edgar for their 1976 live album "Together."

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  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

    RIP, Johnny

  3. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    He could totally rip it up. I remember the first time I heard his playing. I thought he was black. Seeing a pic of he and his brother shocked me. RIP.
  4. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    I had every one of his LP's. Truly great.
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