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The True 'Johnny B. Goode' Dies

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The True 'Johnny B. Goode' Dies

The True 'Johnny B. Goode' Dies

The True 'Johnny B. Goode' Dies

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Legendary blues and rock pianist Johnnie Johnson died Wednesday in St. Louis. He was 80 years old. For more than 20 years, Johnson was Chuck Berry's pianist. He played on all of Berry's greatest hits, and he gained rock-and-roll immortality when Berry wrote the song "Johnny B. Goode" about him. (Originally aired July 31, 1991)

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