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Old 07-17-2014, 08:51 AM   #1
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RIP Johnny Winter

Died earlier today in Switzerland at the age of 70.

Released 25 albums, but never won a Grammy. What a shame.


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Old 07-17-2014, 11:22 AM   #2
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Re: RIP Johnny Winter

I saw Johnny & Edgar on July 24, 1976 at an outdoor concert in Michigan. I remember the date because it was my wife's birthday. RIP
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:26 AM   #3
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What a sad loss. As a blues musician and VP of the Santa Barbara Blues Society, this hits home hard. He was the master acoustic slide guitarist and I studied his playing for years. He more than bridged the gap from roots country blues to modern blues/rock. He was the whitest black man I've known.
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Re: RIP Johnny Winter

Yeah, that's a huge loss. That great gig in the sky just keeps getting better, though!

Regarding the Grammy snub, I don't think they were into the rock thing back then. Consider that The Who, Beach Boys, Queen, The Doors, and Jimi Hendrix - JIMI F'ING HENDRIX - don't have Grammies. And Led Zeppelin only received one a few years ago for their reunion show live album (with Jason Bonham). And Bob Marley, too (they didn't add a reggae category until after his death). So I don't think the lack of a Grammy says much about Johnny.

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Old 07-17-2014, 08:38 PM   #5
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Re: RIP Johnny Winter

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... So I don't think the lack of a Grammy says much about Johnny.

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You're absolutely right, but the list of people you mentioned who haven't won does say a lot about the Grammy committee.


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The best don't need no stinkin' award....
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