Lonnie Johnson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 8, 1899

Death Date

Jun 16, 1970

Age of Death

71 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Jun 16, 1970



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)