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Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson

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04/11/1939
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1960's-present
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Luther Johnson is an American Chicago blues singer and guitarist, who performs under the name Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson.

Johnson moved to Chicago with his family in 1955. During the 1960s, he performed with Magic Sam. He also performed in Muddy Waters's band from 1972 to 1980. In 1980, four of his songs were included on an anthology by Alligator Records.

Johnson moved to the East Coast and began fronting his own band, the Magic Rockers. His "Walkin' The Dog," was recorded live at the Montreux Festival's Blues Night. Johnson won a Grammy Award in 1985 for Best Traditional Blues Album for his part in Blues Explosion.

Johnson appeared on three albums by The Nighthawks.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Three for the Blues 01/12/1969 John Hancock Hall Boston Massachusetts USA
NRBQ / Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 03/17/1971 Village Gate NYC New York USA
NRBQ / Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 03/18/1971 Village Gate NYC New York USA
Newport Jazz Festival 06/29/1973 Philharmonic Hall NYC New York USA
Muddy Waters 01/16/1974 Boston Music Hall Boston Massachusetts USA
Muddy Waters 07/24/1974 Maecenas Festival Antibes Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France
Muddy Waters 01/26/1977 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Muddy Waters 01/27/1977 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Muddy Waters 01/28/1977 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Muddy Waters 01/29/1977 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Muddy Waters 01/30/1977 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Muddy Waters 01/31/1977 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Muddy Waters 03/18/1977 Harry Hope's Cary Illinois USA
Muddy Waters 07/08/1977 New Victoria Theatre London Westminster England
Muddy Waters 07/09/1977 Nice Jazz Festival Nice Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown 07/23/1977 Montreux Jazz Festival (4) Montreux Vaud Switzerland
Muddy Waters 07/23/1977 Montreux Jazz Festival (4) Montreux Vaud Switzerland
Muddy Waters 03/22/1979 Harry Hope's Cary Illinois USA
Muddy Waters 03/23/1979 Harry Hope's Cary Illinois USA
Muddy Waters 03/24/1979 Harry Hope's Cary Illinois USA
Eric Clapton / Muddy Waters 03/29/1979 Albuquerque Civic Auditorium Albuquerque New Mexico USA
Eric Clapton / Muddy Waters 04/09/1979 The Summit Houston Texas USA
Eric Clapton / Muddy Waters 06/04/1979 Toledo Sports Arena Toledo Ohio USA
Muddy Waters 10/26/1979 Harry Hope's Cary Illinois USA
Muddy Waters 10/27/1979 Harry Hope's Cary Illinois USA

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