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Texas guitar legend Johnny Winter dead at 70

Texas blues legend Johnny Winter has died while on tour in Switzerland. Winter died Wednesday in a hotel room in Zurich. There's no word yet on a cause of death. The statement says his wife, family and bandmates are all saddened by the loss of one of the world's finest guitarists. Winter was known for his lightning-fast guitar riffs, his striking long white hair and his collaborations with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and childhood hero Muddy Waters. Winter was born in Mississippi but raised in Beaumont, Texas. He was the old brother of Edgar Winter, who rose to musical fame with the Edgar Winter Group in the late 1960's during the same time as legendary singer Janice Joplin, also from Beaumont. Rolling Stone magazine named Johnny Winter one of the top 100 guitarists of all time.     


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This is by far the best live version of this song. It was originally posted by joneps, but the audio was pretty far off, so I attempted to fix the lag. I did what I could, and it's much closer now. Enjoy the amazingness that is the Edgar Winter Group!

    

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