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    Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

    July 17, 2014, 7:36 AM EST
    By JOHN HEILPRIN , Associated Press

    GENEVA (AP) -- Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s for his energetic performances and musical collaborations including with childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.
    His representative, Carla Parisi, confirmed Thursday that Winter died in a hotel room in Zurich a day earlier. The statement said his wife, family and bandmates were all saddened by the loss of one of the world's finest guitarists.
    He had been on an extensive tour this year that brought him to Europe. His last performance came Saturday at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria.
    Winter was one of the most popular live acts of the early 1970s, when his signature fast blues guitar solos attracted a wide following.
    His career received a big boost early on when Rolling Stone magazine singled him out as one of the best blues guitarists on the Texas scene. This helped secure a substantial recording contract from Columbia Records and gave him a wide following among college students and young blues fans.
    The magazine later named him one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
    Winter, who was instantly recognizable for his long white hair, worked with some of the greatest bluesmen, producing several albums for Waters and recording with John Lee Hooker. He paid homage to Waters on "Tribute to Muddy," a song from his 1969 release "The Progressive Blues Experiment."
    Among the blues classics that Winter played from that era were "Rollin' and Tumblin'," ''Bad Luck and Trouble" and "Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl." He also teamed up with his brother Edgar for their 1976 live album "Together."

    Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich - MSN Music News
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    The classic rockers are dropping like flies these days. Makes me sad. I wasn't a fan of his music but he was an important figure in the era I was young. RIP.

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    Thanks for posting that, Bluebonnet. I figured he was pretty good on the guitar, but had no idea he was THAT effortlessly good.
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    RIP. Another good one gone.
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    He and his brother, Edgar both are super talented. True story: I worked at this swanky retirement/assisted living home a few years back and there was this sweet little old lady who lived there named Miss Edwina. She always talked about her "boys" and how they loved music. Come to find out, her "boys" were Johnny and Edgar Winter and they would come visit her quite often! I never saw them but heard the stories. They loved their mama!
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    RIP Johnny Winter.

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    Loved him and his brother. It's a shame he's gone. When I was a teen people told me I could be his twin sister. Nose job and tanning booth later I like to think Im not anymore. Loved the music!!

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    Loved him. Saw his shows a few times last century. Got to meet him after a festival show. He was tuning and signing an 8 year old fan's guitar.
    Still Alive and Well was my first Johnny Winter favorite. RIP

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