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Vanity--word spreading of passing of Johnny Winter
7/17/14 | raccoonradio

Posted on 07/16/2014 9:05:54 PM PDT by raccoonradio

Via blues show host Holly Harris: "Very sadly we are hearing that Johnny Winter passed away today in Zurich, Switzerland while on tour. Really, really sad news. More details by tomorrow"

Had pleasure of doing a phone int. with him and his band in Feb.--he will be missed; an influence for so many


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: blues; johnnywinter; obit; obituary

1 posted on 07/16/2014 9:05:55 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

http://jukejoint.freehostia.com/Interviews/JohnnyWinter.mp3


2 posted on 07/16/2014 9:06:23 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Wasn’t he a favorite of Jay Severin?


3 posted on 07/16/2014 9:08:31 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yes I believe so.
The word I’m getting is from Holly Harris (WUMB Boston) and Jim Carty (New England Blues Society). Wikipedia has July 16, 2014 listed as his date of death. There are celeb death hoaxes and who knows this could be one too but I’m going by what they’re saying as of now.


4 posted on 07/16/2014 9:11:45 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
from Jim Carty on facebook:
>>I'm so glad I saw Johnny one last time in Mystic CT.

5 posted on 07/16/2014 9:13:20 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

was he a tall skinny white haired guy on Radio Luxembourg during the late 60’s-early 70s?


6 posted on 07/16/2014 9:15:46 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: RitchieAprile

Both he and his brother Edgar were born with albinism.


7 posted on 07/16/2014 9:19:16 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RitchieAprile

maybe—definitely an albino like his brother Edgar. Tall and thin


8 posted on 07/16/2014 9:19:20 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

A Texas man.

Dang. Wiki already updated.


9 posted on 07/16/2014 9:20:31 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: raccoonradio

Here he is playing with some other guy playing bass.

10 posted on 07/16/2014 9:23:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Wow. Sad day if it’s true.

My favorite Johnny Winter song from the 1973 album “Still Alive and Well”

“Rock Me Baby”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0NBnClUEDA


11 posted on 07/16/2014 9:28:49 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: raccoonradio

Woodstock alumni and one of the all-time greats, along with his brother, Edgar. Sad news if true. He was due to tour Canada and the USA next week, and releasing a new album and movie?

http://www.johnnywinter.net/

Highway 61 Revisited
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9j25V4iw94


12 posted on 07/16/2014 9:32:49 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: raccoonradio

Was it brother Edgar who did Frankenstein? That was unforgetable. They both peaked early, but may have become involved in heavy drug use, really heavy, such as heroin. Whatever you do, Stay Away from Heroin!


13 posted on 07/16/2014 9:34:49 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: dfwgator
And here with some other guitar-playin' Texan. :(


14 posted on 07/16/2014 9:35:15 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: dfwgator

Hendrix on bass.. Now that’s interesting.


15 posted on 07/16/2014 9:45:35 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: musicman

Oh, man. Excellent choice.


16 posted on 07/16/2014 9:48:55 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: musicman

Sad to see this legend pass.

I’ve been listening to his version of “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo” from the Johnny Winter And album for, oh, well over 40 some odd years now. It still hasn’t gotten old. Rick Derringer’s version is so pale by comparison.

I wanted to tackle Winter’s version in my band workshop a few years back, but the instructor refused, saying it was “too testosterone laden.”

(sigh)

Maybe if I can find finally some other like minded amateur rockers, it can be removed from my growing bucket list.

RIP, Mr. Winter. Thanks for the inspiration, and for decades of musical excellence...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goyjEdJeLUM


17 posted on 07/16/2014 9:54:36 PM PDT by Tigerized (Keep Calm, Carry On, but Never Give Up.)
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To: raccoonradio

This is sad, I saw him three times over the years. Always a good show.


18 posted on 07/16/2014 10:26:29 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: raccoonradio

Bleep, bleep, bleep, expletive deleted.


19 posted on 07/16/2014 10:28:40 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: raccoonradio
Mean Town Blues
20 posted on 07/16/2014 10:52:40 PM PDT by greedo
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To: lee martell

Edgar played at a fairground near here in 1980.

He played about 6 notes, screamed about the sound system and stomped off the stage.

And that was it.


21 posted on 07/16/2014 10:57:50 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Salamander

That sounds like what Sly Stone was doing for about 10 years before people just stopped by tickets to a concert that may or may not happen that night. Many of the pros do tend to get spoiled and inconsiderate, in every kind of performance.


22 posted on 07/16/2014 11:05:45 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

I wasn’t really wracked up about it but everybody else sure was.

Atlanta Rhythm Section rushed onstage and things settled down for the most part.

Blue Oyster Cult used to play at a nearby WV roadhouse and they always gave like they were at the Cap Center.

Class shows.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 12:20:38 AM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: lee martell

Yep. It’s true.

http://www.americanbluesscene.com/2014/07/johnny-winter-dead/


24 posted on 07/17/2014 12:38:25 AM PDT by bluescentric
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To: bluescentric

Thanks for the update:

R.I.P. J.D. Winter III...Take Care at the Crossroads.


25 posted on 07/17/2014 2:49:14 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: raccoonradio

Thanks for the music. RIP.


26 posted on 07/17/2014 3:00:07 AM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to ... you don't want to go there, buddy.)
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To: raccoonradio; All

from Paul Nelson of his band (one of the people I interviewed):
>>I lost my friend and mentor yesterday
Legendary Johnny Winter Dies at 70
Texas blues icon Johnny Winter has passed away on July 16, 2014 in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland.
His wife, family and bandmates are all saddened by the loss of their loved one and one of the world’s finest guitarists.
An official statement with more details shall be issued at the appropriate time.


27 posted on 07/17/2014 4:57:42 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: dfwgator

Some other guy.....Left handed, too!............


28 posted on 07/17/2014 6:14:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,763 threads and 85,286 replies. ...............)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Someone tweeted that when Johnny Winter’s ghost shows up, it’ll be like he never left.


29 posted on 07/17/2014 6:16:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: raccoonradio

What a great musician. Never got to see him, but I did see Edgar Winter once.
The flags should be at half-staff................


30 posted on 07/17/2014 6:35:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,763 threads and 85,286 replies. ...............)
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To: MrB; dfwgator

The nation’s flags should be at half staff......................oh, wait, he’s white.........never mind.................


31 posted on 07/17/2014 6:36:27 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,763 threads and 85,286 replies. ...............)
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To: raccoonradio

RIP.


32 posted on 07/17/2014 8:40:06 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: raccoonradio

they’re gonna do an autopsy, think it’s medically related.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/18/us-people-johnnywinter-idUSKBN0FM1FC20140718


33 posted on 07/17/2014 8:54:47 PM PDT by blueplum
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