My dearly departed brother Jerome Henry Hartnell loved Johnny Winter and died from an overdose not long after this video was made.
I have been thinking about and praying for both of them in recent days as the great bluesman recently died in an hotel in Suisse: that the Good Lord may have mercy on both of them.
I went down to hear and see Johnny at the Strath a few years ago, but it was clear to me after a only a few minutes that Johnny was completely stoned on something, and in no condition to play that night… I was horrified that night and continue to be outraged by the damage that heavy addiction can do to an artist of great stature, and I felt ripped off.
But I understand now that he got into recovery, that he likely had a number of relapses, and that explains his comeback such as it was, which is frankly remarkable, all things considered…
- Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell, Editor
Nom d’artiste: ‘Goyo de la Rosa’
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