Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Vocals, guitar

Place of Birth:  February 3, 1935    Houston, TX  

Place of Death:  May 17, 1996    Yokohama, Japan

Place of Burial:  Forest Lawn Cemetery

                         1712 S Glendale Avenue

                         Glendale, CA 91205

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Sanctuary of Enduring Honor, Great

                             Mausoleum #14247

SELECTED RECORDINGS

Johnny "Guitar" Watson, King Records (857)

The Blues Soul of Johnny (Guitar) Watson, Chess (LP-1490)

Bad, Okeh (OKS 14118)

Listen, Fantasy (F-9437)

I Don't Want To Be Alone, Stranger, Fantasy (F-9484)

Ain't That A Bitch, DJM Records (DJLPA-3)

A Real Mother For Ya, DJM Records (DJLPA-7)

Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty, DJM Records (DJLPA-714)

Giant, DJM Records (DJM 19)

What The Hell Is This?, DJM Records (DJM 24)

Love Jones, DJM Records (DJM 31)

Johnny "Guitar" Watson And The Family Clone, DJM Records (DJM 501)

That's What Time It Is, A&M Records (SP 4880)

Strike On ComputersValley Vue Records (ST-72943)

Bow Wow, Wilma Records (BR 71007-1)

Three Hours Past Midnight, Flair Records (86233 2)

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