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Johnnie Johnson

Born July 8, 1924

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Johnnie Johnson Marker
Inscription.  Self-taught pianist Johnnie Johnson settled in St. Louis in 1952 and formed the Sir John Trio. He asked Chuck Berry to sit in that New Year's Eve, and a magical, half-century collaboration was born. Johnson provided the driving undercurrent on many Berry classics. His inspired piano playing in the 1987 film "Hail! Hail! Rock & Roll" earned him a new generation of fans, including Keith Richards and Eric Clapton, both of whom played on his album "Johnnie B. Bad." Other albums and international tours followed. Always a loyal sideman, Johnnie Johnson emerged as a star in his own right.
 
Erected 1998 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.359′ N, 90° 18.388′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6628 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Inge (a few steps from this
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marker); William Gass (a few steps from this marker); Henry Armstrong (a few steps from this marker); Marianne Moore (a few steps from this marker); Clark Terry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dave Garroway (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Schoendienst (within shouting distance of this marker); Kevin Kline (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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