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Johnnie Johnson Rocked the Piano

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Johnnie Johnson Rocked the Piano

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Johnnie Johnson Rocked the Piano

Johnnie Johnson Rocked the Piano

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Rock 'n' roll piano player Johnnie Johnson has died at age 80. His driving style of play, much of it behind Chuck Berry, backed many early rock hits. Scott Simon interviewed him in 1999; Susan Stamberg offers her own remembrance.