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Johnson, Lonnie, 1894-1970

LC control no.n 82028130
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LC classificationML419.J625 Biography
Personal name headingJohnson, Lonnie, 1894-1970
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Variant(s)Johnson, Alonzo, 1894-1970
Johnson, Alphonso Lonnie, 1894-1970
Johnson, Lonnie, 1899-1970
Birth date1899-02-08
Death date1970-06-16
Place of birthNew Orleans, La.
Place of deathToronto, Ont.
Field of activityBlues (Music) Jazz
Profession or occupationBlues musicians Jazz musicians Guitarists Singers Composers
Special noteDo not confuse with Lonnie Johnson, the blues pianist from the Midwest.
Found inJazum 2. [Phonodisc] 1970.
The Guitarists [SR] c1980: label (Lonnie Johnson) program notes (given name: Alonzo Johnson; blues singer and guitarist)
Bohländer, C. Reclams Jazzführer (Johnson, Lonnie; b. 2/8/1889 in New Orleans; d. 6/17/70 in Toronto, Canada)
His Tears don't fall no more [SR] p1982: labels (Lonnie Johnson) notes (b. 2/8/1899, New Orleans; d. 1970; noted that some books carry the incorrect birth year of 1889)
Hear me howling! [SR] p2010: book, p. 52-54 (Lonnie Johnson; Alphonso Lonnie Johnson; b. ca. 1894, New Orleans, d. 1970)
Wikipedia, July 24, 2012 (Lonnie Johnson; Alonzo "Lonnie" Johnson; b. Feb. 8, 1899, New Orleans, La., d. June 16, 1970, Toronto; American blues and jazz singer/guitarist and songwriter; his passport gives his birth year as 1894; other sources have 1889)
Grove music online, July 24, 2012 (Johnson, Lonnie (Alonzo); b. Feb. 8, 1889, New Orleans, d. June 16, 1970, Toronto, ON; American blues singer and guitarist)
All music guide WWW site, July 24, 2012 (Lonnie Johnson; b. Alonzo Johnson, Feb. 8, 1899, New Orleans, LA, d. June 16, 1970, Toronto, Ont.; blues and jazz guitarist)
The original guitar hero and the power of music : the legendary Lonnie Johnson, music, and civil rights, 2014: ECIP data view summary (Lonnie Johnson (1894-1970) played guitar, fiddle, and sang; recorded with Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong, but most famous recordings were duets with the guitarist Eddie Lang)
The Grove dictionary of American music, viewed March 24, 2015: (Johnson, Lonnie [Alonzo] (b New Orleans, LA, 8 Feb 1894; d Toronto, ON, 16 June 1970). Blues and jazz guitarist and singer)
Email from Dean Alger, March 2015: (compelling evidence that Johnson was born in 1894, including Johnson's own statements on 3 occasions in very credible situations)