Johnny Winter - Rest in Peace

One of the all time great guitarists passes at age 70.

Johnny Winter, a Texas guitar icon who rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s has died in a hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday.

He had been on an extensive tour and his last performance came Saturday at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria. He was 70.  The reason for his death is still unclear.

Winter played at the original Woodstock Music Festival in 1969 and more recently played several of Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festivals.

His signature fast blues guitar solos attracted a wide following but his career received a boost when Rolling Stone magazine named him as one of the best blues guitarists on the Texas scene. Winter recorded several Grammy-nominated blues albums and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988.

Here's a little taste of what the world will miss...

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May 28, 2023

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