Johnny "Guitar" Watson

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by Johnny "Guitar" Watson

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3 February 1935, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 17 May 1996, Yokohama, Japan. Before Watson made a name for himself in the 70s playing funk R&B, he had a long career stretching back to the early 50s. His father played piano, which also became Johnny’s first instrument. On seeing Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown perform, he convinced himself that he had to play guitar. He inherited a guitar from his grandfather, a sanctified preacher, on the condition that he did not play the blues on it -... Read more

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funk
blues
soul
guitar
rock
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