The Johnny Winter Story

Johnny Winter timeline in 1976

Johnny Winter, Floyd Radford 1976

Johnny Winter Timeline 1976 

In 1976 Johnmy Winter toured with Edgar Winter, Floyd Radford, Dan Hartman, this Johnny Winter Tour included Canada, especially in July and August Johnny and Edgar Winter performed Together to promote the Together album.

 This page covers all the details of Johnny Winter in 1976, use the links below to quickly jump to the year: 1970 , 1971 , 1972 , 1973 , 1974 , 1975 , 1976 , 1977 , 1978 , 1979 .

 

Johnny Winter positions in the Billboard Charts during 1976

Merv Griffin Show - 1976

 Johnny WInter appeared with Muddy on the Merv Griffin Show.

 

 

Not Fade Away, 1976

Not Fade Away, The Texas Music Magazine Vol 1 No 2, with an article on Sonobeat Records, Austin in th1 70s

Texas Music Magazine, Not Fade Away
 Texas Music Magazine, Not Fade Away
 Texas Music Magazine, Not Fade Away 
 Texas Music Magazine, Not Fade Away 
 Texas Music Magazine, Not Fade Away 
 Texas Music Magazine, Not Fade Away 
 

 

Johnny Winter tours with Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Randy Jo Hobbs, Richard Hughes, Dan Hartman, Floyd Radford and Chuck Ruff.

Johnny and Edgar Winter Together Tour 1976 Johnny and Edgar Winter Together Tour 1976
Johnny and Edgar Winter Together Tour 1976 Johnny and Edgar Winter Together Tour 1976

April Wine Tour the World with Johnny Winter

April Wine and Johnny Winter Tour The World 1976

Johnny Winter opens for "April Wine" in Montreal, to promote the Raisin Cain album. Johnny Winter did have a major ovation after his 45 minutes set. People booed when the light came back. People kept asking for him even when April Wine started their part. Johnny Winter was back in Montreal after a long wait (many years) and people came to the show to see him, not April Wine.

 

 

 

Hollywood Palladium.

Olympia, Paris France.

Jan 1976 - Buffalo Beacon Theatre, New York City

Althoug the bootleg recording says 1975, this was actually performed in 1976. This show is available on a rare bootleg CD called: Johnny Winter plays Beacon Theater

    Setlist
  1. It's All Over Now
  2. Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo
  3. Self Destructive Blues
  4. Silver Train
  5. Bonie Moronie
  6. Sweet Papa John
  7. Sweet Papa John Cont
  8. Highway 61 Revisited
  9. Rock me Baby
  10. Jumpin' Jack Flash

Saturday, 6 March 1976: Captured Live

Johnny Winter's album "Captured Live" reaches Billboard #93

Friday, 19 March 1976: Aragon Ballroom Chicago

Tuesday, 30 March 1976: Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, with Foghat

Friday, 30 April 1976: Winterland, San Francisco.

A videoclip of Johnny Winter at Winterland is circulting Winterland 1976- 1/2" B/W 2 cam. 15min (encore only) . Part of this Johnny Winter performance in San Francisco has been released on a DVD

Live at San Francisco 1989 DVD

This DVD contains rare footage of Johnny Winter during his "Captured Live" tour from 1976 and 1989 from San Francisco, CA. First up is Johnny Winter recorded during his 1976 World Tour stop in SF on 4/30/76. These two songs were filmed in black & white and have a digital counter. Songs performed are "Johnny B. Goode" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash." Also included is a segment recorded in France for television and contains live performances as well as interviews with Johnny Winter.

The interviews are most interesting as he touches on such topics as Floyd Radford, being a second guitarist in the band and wanting to do one album and a tour combining his own band and the Edgar Winter Group (this did happen and resulted in the Johnny and Edgar Winter "Together" album). Songs performed are Boney Maronie and Something's Gone Wrong. Band members for the '76 tour were Floyd Radford on second lead guitar, Randy Jo Hobbs on bass and Richard Hughes on drums. The interplay between Johnny and Floyd on lead guitars is quite extraordinary.

Also included is a 1984 clip of Johnny with Jon Paris on bass and harmonica on the blues classic Treat Her Right. The final offering features Johnny's performance at the San Francisco Blues Fest on 9/9/89 during his North American tour. Performing with Johnny are Jeff Gans and Tom Compton. Songs performed are instrumental, I'm Good, Don't Take Advantage of Me, Love Her with a Feeling, Serious as a Heart Attack and Mojo Boogie, which features Johnny on slife on his Gibson Firebird.

NOTE: This was an outdoor performance and the footage contains glare from the sun.

 

 

Sunday 2 May 1976, Hollywood Palladium: Johnny Winter introducing "Slip of the Wrist"

Wednesday 5 May 1976 McFarlin Auditorium

By PETE OPPEL Johnny Winter proved Wednesday night that laser beams, strobe lights, movies and other visual effects are not needed to put on a really fine rock concert. What is required is excellent musicianship and outstanding material. Winter provided both at a concert before a near capacity crowd at MacFarlin Auditorium. There were no artificial pyrotechites, but plenty of musical ones. Winter and his group laid out the best basic rock roll music heard in this city this year. Winter played only nine numbers during his 90-minute set and that in eluded two encores. But while the songs were long, they were filled with enough energy, enough excitement and enough variation to keep them from ever getting tedious.

HE STARTED his show off with the Bobby Womack classic "It's All Over Now ' and from there went into "Rock 'n' Roll Hootchie Coo." He relied quite a hit on other rock standards, going back to the very roots of the genre, updating such 50's beauties as Larry Williams' "Bonie Maronie" and Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode." His slide interlude during Dylan's "Highway 61" was excellent and Winter is the only man who can coax a hand into playing "Jumping Jack Flash" with the same energy and quality as The Stones. But the highlight of the evening was the one slow blues number performed during the set, "Sweet Chicago." listening to Winter play his soul out during that number made me wonder why it has become impossible to capture the essential Winter on record, film or television screen. The concert stage is his medium and he exploits it to the fullest.

Back in January I said it would take one great concert to top the Allman Brothers year-opening show. Johnny Winter accomplished that feat Wednesday night.

Saturday, 8 May 1976: Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas

Johnny Winter Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas 1976

 

 

Thursday, 13 May 1976 - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada

    Setlist:
  1. It's all over now
  2. Rock'n' roll hoochie koo
  3. Self destructive blues
  4. Bony moronie
  5. Sweet papa john
  6. Johnny B. goode
  7. Jumpin' jack flash
  8. Roll over beethoven [encore

 

Friday 15 May 1976 Civic Center, Ottawa

Tuesday, 18 May 1976 - Broome County Coliseum, Binghamton.

Thursday, 20 May 1976 - Broome County Coliseum, Binghamton

    Setlist:
  1. It's all over now
  2. Rock'n' roll hoochie koo
  3. Self destructive blues
  4. Bony moronie
  5. Sweet papa john
  6. Highway 61 revisited
  7. Johnny b. goode
  8. Jumpin' jack flash

Creem, Jun 1976

Review: Johnny Winter Captured Live

Saturday, 19 June 1976: Together

The album of Johnny and Edgar Winter "Together" reaches #89 on 19 June 1976

Johnny Winter in July 1976

An advertisement in the newspaper with detailed tour dates of the Together tour in July and August 1976:

 

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An advertisement in the newspaper with detailed tour dates of the Together tour in July and August 1976:


14 July 1976 - St Louis River Boat Festival
16 July 1976 - Birmingham, with Lynyrd Skynyrd
18 July 1976 - Syracuse N.Y.
30 July 1976 - Nashville , Texas
31 July 1976 - Tampa, with Jethro Tull
1 August 1976 - Jacksonville
7 August 1976 - Anaheim, with Blue Oyster Cult, ZZ Top
9 August 1976 - San Diego, with ZZ Top
14 August 1976 - ...
15 August 1976 - Seatle
18 August 1976 - St Paul
28 August 1976 - Chicago, with Robin Trower, ZZ Top
31 August 1976 - Madison Square Garden, New York City 

 


 

 

Saturday, 10 July 1976 - Rich Stadium Buffalo, N.Y.

Rolling Stone, 29 Jul 1976, Issue 218

Review: Together

 

Southern Methodist University's MacFarland Auditorium

Macfarland AUditorium 1976

Saturday, 24 July 1976 - HIgh Noon, Lamar Park Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Saturday, 24 July 1976 - HIgh Noon, Lamar Park Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Best Magazine (France) No 97, Aug 1976

In August 1976 issue no 97 of the French Magazine: Best, published an interview with Johnny Winter

 

Johnny Winter in August 1976

Circus, Aug 1976

Article: Johnny & Edgar, Team Up Together

Johnny Winter Circus Magazine 1976
Johnny Winter Circus Magazine 1976
Johnny Winter Circus Magazine 1976
   

Wednesday, 4 August 1976 - Las Vegas Convention Center

Johnny And Edgar Winter Together 1976

Monday, 9 August 1976 - San Diego Stadium (now Qualcomm Stadium)

San Diego Johnny Winter's band opens for Blue Oyster Cult and headliner Z.Z.Top. The huge crowd's enthusiastic response to Johnny's set was incredible. Blue Oyster Cult followed...but the crowd, still riding high off Winter's set, did not react with the same enthusiasm - only perking up during BOC's then current hit song "Don't Fear The Reaper". Headliner Z.Z.Top had an elaborate theatrical show with all kinds of animals onstage as props, but was just worlds away musically from the powerful set heard earlier from Winter's band. Johnny owned the day. Floyd Radford was on 2nd guitar in Winter's band.

Advertisement in a Hi-Fi and electronics magazine called 'Le Haut Parleur' (the loud-speaker). It's about another magazine from the same editor called 'Sono'

Sono Magazine 1976

22 August 1976 Charleston

 

 

24 August 1976 Springfield Civic Center (Springfield, MA)

Johnny and Edgar Winter Together, Lynyrd Skynyrd

 

1976 08 24 5892 JWS Springfield Civic Center 

Saturday, 28 August 1976: Johnny and Edgar Winter Together Lakeland Civic Center

ohnny and Edgar Winter Together Lakeland Civic Center 1976

 

 

 

 

Guitar player, 1976

Johnny Winter plays (transcription by Eric Park) his own interpretation of Yankee Doodle / Dixie. This is a fingerpicking song where Dixie is played on the treble string while Yankee Doodle is played on the bass string at the same time.

A vintage photo of Johnny Winter re-united with "Uncle" John Turner and Tommy Shannon from around 1976

Johnny Winter wearing a T-shirt saying "Beaumont Class of 6??"

 

 

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