Pianist Johnnie Johnson Left Rocking Legacy Rock 'n' roll piano pioneer Johnnie Johnson, the keyboard artist behind many rock classics, including "Johnnie B. Goode" and "Maybellene," died April 13 at his home in St. Louis. He was 80.
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Pianist Johnnie Johnson Left Rocking Legacy

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Pianist Johnnie Johnson Left Rocking Legacy

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Pianist Johnnie Johnson Left Rocking Legacy

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Rock 'n' roll piano pioneer Johnnie Johnson, the keyboard artist behind many rock classics, including "Johnnie B. Goode" and "Maybellene," died April 13 at his home in St. Louis. He was 80.