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Johnny "Guitar" Watson (February 3, 1935 - May 17, 1996) was an American musician whose long career influenced the development of blues, soul music, rhythm & blues, funk, rock music, and rap music.

John Watson, Jr. was born February 3, 1935 in Houston, Texas. His father John Sr. was a pianist, and taught his son the instrument. But young Watson was immediately attracted to the sound of the guitar, in particular the electric guitar as practiced by the "axe men" of… read more

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  • Avatar for davidgarciab
    the best guitar for my futher and me too,, greatest for ever johnny guitar watson
  • Avatar for YudaBM
    Love him and the horns
  • Avatar for Blue_Key
    him and screamin jay hawkins had the best image of any music artist in their primes. parliament funkadelic too.
  • Avatar for Firstlittlejo
    Just saw a Chaka interview. She says all she listens to right now is Johnny and only in her car. I get it Chaka!
  • Avatar for hjbardenhagen
    Please see also [artist]Johnny "Guitar" Watson[/artist]. There is a Wikipedia page using this spelling, and most of his album covers do so as well.
  • Avatar for playlouder11
    The best funk songs are about funk itself :)
  • Avatar for Firstlittlejo
    A bad Brother from way back. Loved his music, got them all. Music lovers know the real Johnny, the stuff never played on radio.
  • Avatar for healallkillnone
    baby makin music
  • Avatar for japmadness
    does someone have his '67 LP "Bad" for me? please let me know.
  • Avatar for deftplays
    Space Guitar has just been reissued! 500 copies worldwide, replica repress 7" of the '54 recording, on Federal records. check it out!

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