Johnny Winter

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John Dawson Winter III (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014) was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and record producer.[1] Winter was known for his high-energy blues rock albums, live performances and slide guitar playing from the late 1960s into the early 2000s. He also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues singer and guitarist Muddy Waters. After his time with Waters, Winter recorded several Grammy-nominated blues albums. In 1988, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and in 2003, he was ranked 63rd in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".[2]

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Johnny Winter
Winter in 1990
Winter in 1990
Background information
Birth nameJohn Dawson Winter III
Born(1944-02-23)February 23, 1944
Beaumont, Texas, U.S.
DiedJuly 16, 2014(2014-07-16) (aged 70)
near Zürich, Switzerland
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • producer
  • Guitar
  • vocals
Years active1959–2014