Willie Johnson

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Birthday
4, 1923
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Feb 26, 1995 (71)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
4, 1923
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Feb 26, 1995 (71)

About

American guitarist who specialized in electric blues and played in Howlin' Wolf's band from 1948 to 1953. Some consider him to be the originator of the power chord.

Before Fame

He had his first band experience with Howlin' Wolf's band and provided his signature jazzy and raucous guitar sound to the Memphis recordings from 1951 to 1953.

Trivia

He collaborated with Sammy Lewis on the song I Feel So worried in 1955 for Sun Records.

Family Life

He grew up with family in Senatobia, Mississippi.

Associated With

He worked for a number of years as part of Howlin Wolf's backing band.