RIP: Johnny Winter

Great blues and rock guitarist Johnny Winter passed away at age 70.

I’ve always loved his cover of “Highway 61 Revisited”

And I love how much he uses the lower registers in his lead guitar here:

His most famous song is probably “Rock and Roll Hootchie Coo,” but many of us under 50 or so might have originally heard that as a Rick Derringer hit:

And of course “Johnny B. Goode” — but man he shreds on this song:

And I think I like his cover of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” better than the original. It’s followed up with his brother Edgar’s performance of “Frankenstein.” I’m pretty sure Derringer is up there on stage too:

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