Johnny Winter
Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter

About Johnny Winter

Blues guitarist Johnny Winter became a major star in the late '60s and early '70s. Winter later confirmed his reputation in the blues by working with Muddy Waters and continuing to play in the style, despite musical fashion. Born in Beaumont, Texas, Winter formed his first band at 14 with his brother Edgar in Beaumont, and spent his youth in recording studios cutting regional singles and in bars playing the blues. His discovery on a national level came via an article in Rolling Stone in 1968, which led to a management contract with New York club owner Steve Paul and a record deal with Columbia. ~ William Ruhlmann

  • HOMETOWN
    Beaumont, TX
  • BORN
    February 23, 1944

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