R.I.P. Johnny Winter, the whitest of white guys to play the blues, who has died aged 70.
The cross-eyed, albino bluesman, with either Epiphone Wilshire or Gibson Firebird in hand, cut a distinctive figure as one of the popular guitar pickers of the late ’60s and ’70s.
He also played a huge part in the most successful, in terms of finance and profile, of the blues great Muddy Waters, when he took Waters to the Blue Sky label to record three classic studio albums and one great live album, at the end of the ’70s and the start of the ’80s.
“Hard Again” (1977), “I’m Ready” (1978), “King Bee” (1981) and “Muddy “Mississippi” Waters – Live” (1979) all produced by Johnny Winter are must have albums for any music lover.