Monday, February 15, 2010
JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON
By 1976, Johnny released 'Ain't That A Bitch' on DJM Records, an album that was to change his recording career.
The dancer, 'I Need It', became an enormous Pop and R & B hit both sides of the Atlantic and paved the way for further successful album offerings.
Johnny produced, played bass, keyboards and drums on the album and a further six albums appeared on the DJM imprint.
In 1981, he relocated to A & M Records, although the resulting releases were not critically acclaimed.
Johnny released 'Strike On Computers' at the end of the 80's and had an appearance at London's Town & Country Club in 1987.
In the 90's his music was sampled by Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr Dre, and the album 'Bow Wow' made the U.S. charts (an association with Toni Tony Tone).
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson died of a heart attack whilst performing at the Yokohama Blues Cafe in Japan on the 17th May 1996.
JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON - I WANNA THANK YOU 1977