The guitarist Lonnie Johnson died at the age of 71. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Jazz guitarist who invented the single-string solo and who was also was the first musician to play an electrically-amplified violin.
He was born into a musical family in New Orleans.
“My favorite country blues player was Big Bill Broonzy. City blues was Freddie King, but I liked them all – Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Ralph Willis, Lonnie Johnson, Brownie McGhee and the three Kings, B.B., Albert and Freddie. Jazz-wise, I listened to Django, Barney Kessel and Wes Montgomery.” (Alvin Lee)