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Description: Pianist, Drummer, USA
Known For: The song, "Roll
Instruments: Piano
Music Styles: Jazz
Location: Australia
Web Site: http://www.colindavey.com/BoogieWoogie/articles/pj.htm
Date Born: 24th March 1904
Location Born: Kansas City, United States of America
Date Died: 23rd May 1967
Location Died: Buffalo, New York, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Heart Failure
Memorial: A stroke in 1958 left him partly paralyzed. Johnson made one final appearance at John Hammond's January 1967. This was two months before his death.
Summary: featuring Turner on vocals and Johnson on piano, was one of the first rock and roll records. Another self-referential title was their "Johnson and Turner Blues". In 1949, he also wrote and recorded "Rocket 88 Boogie".
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