Johnny "Guitar" Watson nickname(s):

Johnny Watson, Young John Watson

Johnny "Guitar" Watson date of birth:

February 3, 1935

How old was Johnny "Guitar" Watson when died?


Where was Johnny "Guitar" Watson born?

Houston, Texas, United States

When did Johnny "Guitar" Watson die?

May 17, 1996

What genre is Johnny "Guitar" Watson's work?

Blues, blues-rock, funk, blues rock, soul, disco

What instruments does Johnny "Guitar" Watson play?

Vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, bass guitar, drums

Short Biography

John "Johnny 'Guitar'" Watson, Jr. (February 3, 1935 – May 17, 1996) was an American blues, soul, and funk musician and singer-songwriter. A flamboyant showman and electric guitarist in the style of T-Bone Walker, Watson recorded throughout the 1950s and 1960s with some success. His creative reinvention in the 1970s with disco and funk overtones, saw Watson have hits with "Ain't That a Bitch", "I Need It" and "Superman Lover". His successful recording career spanned forty years, with his highest chart appearance being the 1977 song "A Real Mother For Ya".