Lonnie Johnson

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Birthday
8, 1899
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Jun 16, 1970 (71)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1899
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Jun 16, 1970 (71)

About

Jazz guitarist who invented the single-string solo and who was also was the first musician to play an electrically-amplified violin.

Before Fame

He was on a tour of England with his musical revue and returned to the U.S. find his family wiped out by a flu epidemic.

Trivia

He toured with Bessie Smith in 1929.

Family Life

He was born into a musical family in New Orleans.

Associated With

He influenced a generation of great jazz musicians, like Louis Armstrong.