Johnny Shines

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Birthday
26, 1915
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Apr 20, 1992 (76)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
26, 1915
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Apr 20, 1992 (76)

About

Blues guitarist and singer who played throughout the South and Chicago from the 1930s to the 1970s. He was signed to Chess Records and Vanguard Records.

Before Fame

He played slide guitar on the streets of Memphis as a child.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1992, shortly after his death.

Family Life

He was taught to play the guitar by his mother while growing up in Memphis.

Associated With

He cited Lonnie Johnson as one of his early blues guitar inspirations.