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Johnnie Johnson (I) (1924–2005)

Early rock pioneer Johnnie Johnwon was born in West Virginia in 1924. He taught himself to play piano as a youth. When World War II broke out he moved to Detroit, Michigan, to get a job in the defense plants there. In 1943 he joined the US Marines and played in a Marine "big and" that toured and performed in the Pacific theater. When the war ended... See full bio »

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  Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Murder in the Rue Morgue (2005) ... (performer: "Tanqueray" - uncredited) / (writer: "Tanqueray" - uncredited)
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 1996 Dancing in the Street (TV Series documentary)
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- Whole Lotta Shakin' (1996) ... Self
 1993-1995 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series)
Self - Musical Guest
- Larry King/Jeff Garlin/Johnnie Johnson (1995) ... Self - Musical Guest
 1995 Rock & Roll (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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- In the Groove (1995) ... Self
- Renegades (1995) ... Self
 1992 The Full Moon Show (TV Series documentary)
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 1992 John Lee Hooker and Friends (TV Movie)
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 1991 Eric Clapton: 24 Nights (TV Special documentary)
Self - Piano
 1987 Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (Documentary)
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 2015 Keith Richards: Under the Influence (Documentary)
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I'd just get there in time for the show, and Chuck [Chuck Berry] would be shakin' his head, askin' me, "Why can't you just be good, Johnnie? Stay with us".

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Rock 'n' roll pioneer who teamed with Chuck Berry for hits like "Roll Over Beethoven" and "No Particular Place to Go." Their long collaboration helped define early rock 'n' roll; Johnson composed the music on piano, then Berry converted it to guitar and wrote the lyrics. See more »

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