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Blues Guitar Great Johnny Winter, Dead at 70

Written by on July 17, 2014

By ABC News Radio

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Blues rock guitar legend Johnny Winter has died at age 70.

Winter’s passing was first reported by American Blues Scene magazine. Jenda Derringer, wife of longtime Winter band mate and collaborator Rick Derringer, also posted on her Facebook page, “Oh, Lord, don’t let this be true! We just were told by a reliable source that Johnny Winter has passed.”

Winter was on tour in Europe and reportedly died Wednesday in a hotel in Zurich, Switzerland.

Winter, the brother of veteran rocker Edgar Winter, was also a three-time Grammy award-winning producer for blues great Muddy Waters, and …read more

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