Johnny Smith

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Birthday
25, 1922
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Jun 12, 2013 (90)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
25, 1922
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Jun 12, 2013 (90)

About

American jazz guitarist who wrote "Walk Don't Run" and released the album Moonlight in Vermont.

Before Fame

He taught himself to play in pawn shops, the owners allowing him to play in exchange for tuning the guitars in the store.

Trivia

He became a guitar teacher at age thirteen.

Family Life

His family was forced to move to Portland, Maine during the Great Depression.

Associated With

He was an influence on surf style guitarists like Dick Dale.