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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…

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  • the best guitar for my futher and me too,, greatest for ever johnny guitar watson
  • Love him and the horns
  • him and screamin jay hawkins had the best image of any music artist in their primes. parliament funkadelic too.
  • Just saw a Chaka interview. She says all she listens to right now is Johnny and only in her car. I get it Chaka!
  • 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.
  • The best funk songs are about funk itself :)
  • A bad Brother from way back. Loved his music, got them all. Music lovers know the real Johnny, the stuff never played on radio.
  • baby makin music
  • does someone have his '67 LP "Bad" for me? please let me know.
  • 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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