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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
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 07/08/1977 New Victoria Theatre London Westminster England
Eric Clapton / Muddy Waters 03/29/1979 Albuquerque Civic Auditorium Albuquerque New Mexico USA
Eric Clapton / Muddy Waters 04/01/1979 Chaparral Center Midland Texas USA
Eric Clapton / Muddy Waters 04/09/1979 The Summit Houston Texas USA
Eric Clapton / Muddy Waters 04/10/1979 Tarrant County Convention Center Arena Fort Worth Texas USA
Eric Clapton / Muddy Waters 06/04/1979 Toledo Sports Arena Toledo Ohio USA
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 10/30/1980 Mancini's Lounge McKees Rocks Pennsylvania USA
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 02/18/1981 Parody Hall Kansas City Missouri USA
Blues Extravaganza 03/07/1981 Mancini's Lounge McKees Rocks Pennsylvania USA
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson & The New Hawks 07/17/1982 Montreux Jazz Festival (4) Montreux Vaud Switzerland
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 01/29/1983 Ed Burke's Boston Massachusetts USA
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 03/03/1983 Jumbo's Somerville Massachusetts USA
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 03/06/1983 The Tam Brookline Massachusetts USA
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 03/11/1983 Ed Burke's Boston Massachusetts USA
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 03/19/1983 The Club (MA) Cambridge Massachusetts USA
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 03/24/1983 Great Scott Boston Massachusetts USA
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 03/29/1983 Jonathan Swift's Pub Cambridge Massachusetts USA
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 04/05/1983 Great Scott Boston Massachusetts USA
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 04/24/1983 The Tam Brookline Massachusetts USA
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 04/24/1983 The Tam Brookline Massachusetts USA
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 05/22/1983 The Tam Brookline Massachusetts USA
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 06/03/1983 Ed Burke's Boston Massachusetts USA

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