The Johnny Winter Story

Johnny Winter in 1983

Johnny Winter Timeline 1983

 

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In 1983 Johnny Winter and his band (Jon Paris - Bass, Moe Pots - Drums) extensively toured Europe, in summary the European tour dates

Summary of the European Tour dates of Johnny Winter in 1983
Wednesday, 19 October 1983 Hemmerleinhalle, Neunkirchen, Germany
Thursday, 20 October 1983 Alte Oper, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Friday, 21 October 1983 Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Saturday, 22 October 1983 day off, travel
Sunday, 23 October 1983 Kultuuritalo, Helsinki, Finland
Monday, 24 October 1983 Ritz, Stockholm, Sweden
Tuesday, 25 October 1983 Koncerthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden
Wednesday, 26 October 1983 day off, travel
Thursday, 27 October 1983 Kulturbogalet, Malmo, Sweden
Friday, 28 October 1983 Saga, Copenhagen, Denmark
Saturday, 29 October 1983 day off, travel
Monday, 31 October 1983 location unknown, Zürich, Switzerland
Tuesday, 1 November 1983 Espace Ballard, Paris, France
Wednesday, 2 November 1983 London, England

Movie soundtrack: Risky Business 1983

"Mannish Boy" performed by Muddy Waters , yelling by Johnny Winter.

Starring: Tom Cruise and Rebecca DeMornay

Synopsis: When his parents go out of town, an upper-middle class high-school senior meets up with a hooker on the run from her pimp. She moves in with him, they fall in love, and then she helps him turn his house into a weekend bordello as part of a "Young Entrepeneur" school assignment. He nets the top prize and gets into Princeton, the college of his choice.

Monday, 25 January 1982: Broadcast Week Retro Rock of Johnny Winter '75

Broadcast of Johnny Winter San Bernardino show recorded in September 1975

Broadcast Week Retro Rock of Johnny Winter '75
Broadcast Week Retro Rock of Johnny Winter '75
Broadcast Week Retro Rock of Johnny Winter '75  

 

Saturday, 26 February 1983 Hempstead, Long Island, New York

Johnny Winter, Alvin Lee Calderone Concert Hall in Hempstead, Long Island, New York

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Messin' With The Kid
  3. The Unseen Eye
  4. Mississippi Blues
  5. Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo
  6. Slide Medley including Mean Town Blues,
  7. I Can't Be Satisfied, Rollin' And Tumblin'
  8. Jumping Jack Flash
  9. It's All Over Now

 

Johnny Winter, Alvin Lee 1983

 

Sunday, 27 February 1983: Palladium NYC

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Messin' With The Kid
  3. The Unseen Eye
  4. I Want You To Love Me Baby(Anyway You Want To Do)
  5. Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo
  6. Slide Medley including Mean Town Blues,
  7. I Can't Be Satisfied, Rollin' And Tumblin'
  8. Highway 61
  9. Johnny Be Good

This concert is released on the bootleg: Johnny Winter VS Alvin Lee, Last Night of the Legends

Friday, 4 March 1983: Brandywine Club, Chadds Ford

more pictures of this show at: SLIPKID'S Concert Photo Archives

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Messin' With The Kid
  3. The Unseen Eye
  4. The Same Thing
  5. Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo, drum solo
  6. Slide Medley - Mean Town Blues, I Can't Be Satisfied, Rollin' And Tumblin'
  7. Johnny B Goode
  8. Jumping Jack Flash
4 Mar 1983: Brandywine Club, Chadds Ford

 

Sunday, 3 April 1983: Muddy Waters dies in Chicago.

Wednesday, 6 April 1983: Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Laserdisc: Johnny Winter Live in Toronto - 1983 LR 321

50 mins live at Massey Hall,

Produced and directed by: Stan Jacobson, Laser Video Disco VPLR-70415, VAP Video Super Rock Series

ohnny Winter Band

  1. Johnny Winter - Guitar, Vocals
  2. Jon Paris - Bass, Harmonica, Vocals
  3. Bobby Torello (misspelled as Bobby Turello) - Drums

 

    Setlist
  • Hideaway
  • Rock'n'roll hoochie koo
  • Stranger in Town
  • Unseen eye
  • Sweet papa john
  • Medley: mean town blues [with slide guitar jam] / I can't be satisfied [love this beat!] / rollin' & tumblin'
  • Highway 61 revisited
  • Johnny b. goode
  • Jumpin' jack flash
  • It's all over now

Click Here to see the complete Photo Gallery of this concert

Johnny Winter Toronto 1983

 

 

 

Johnny Winter Live In Toronto 1983 Laserdisc Johnny Winter Live In Toronto 1983 Laserdisc
Johnny Winter Live In Toronto 1983 Laserdisc  

 

Thursday, 7 April 1983: Palais Des Congrès , Hull, Quebec, Canada

  1. Hideaway
  2. Messing with the kid
  3. Rock'n'roll hoochie koo
  4. Unseen eye
  5. Stranger
  6. Bony moronie [with drum solo]
  7. Highway 61 revisited
  8. Johnny b. goode
  9. Mother earth
  10. It's all over now

Saturday, 9 April 1983: Outremont Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  1. Hideaway
  2. Rrock me baby
  3. Stranger
  4. Rock'n'roll hootchie koo [with drum solo by Bobby Torello]
  5. Walking by myself
  6. Be careful with a fool
  7. Jumpin' jack flash
  8. Highway 61 revisted
  9. Johnny b. goode
  10. It's all over now
  11. Wildwood flower

Friday, 29 April 1983 - Baird Pt., Suny, Buffalo, New York

Moe Potts on drums, one of his first performances with Johnny

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Messin' with kid
  3. Rock me baby
  4. Walking by myself
  5. Sweet papa john
  6. Jumpin' jack flash
  7. Highway 61 revisited
  8. Johnny b. goode
  9. It's all over now

Saturday, 7 May 1983: The Tripping Field, New Paltz, New York

  1. Hideaway
  2. Messing with the kid
  3. Mother earth
  4. Rock'n'roll hoochie koo (Moe Potts plays a brief drums solo)
  5. Black cat bone
  6. Highway 61
  7. Jumping jack flash
  8. Johnny b. goode
  9. It's all over now (Johnny sings full verses of "That's Allright", the Arthur Crudup song)

Rolling Stone, 23 June 1983

Article: Appreciating Muddy Waters , picture of Johnny on page 37 & 38

 

Saturday, 25 June 1983: Country Club, Reseda, Californai

    Setlist:
  1. Suzie Q
  2. Rock and Roll Hoochie Coo
  3. Be Careful with a fool
  4. Divin Duck
  5. Highway 61 Revisited
  6. Johnny B. Goode
  7. It's All over Now
Johnny Winter 1983 Country Club Reseda CA

 

Musician, July 1983

Music Industry News: Memories of Muddy Waters

Saturday, 2 July 1983: Rockefeller's, Houston, Texas

Saturday, 9 July 1983: Johnny and Edgar re-unite to perform a session for the "All Star Blues Reunion" in Beaumont's Civic Center.

Friday, 15 July 1983: Johnny And Edgar Winter, The Showplace of the South

Johnny And Edgar Winter, The Showplace of the South  1983

 

Saturday, 23 July 1983: Salon De Provence, Kerouol, France

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Messin' With The Kid
  3. Suzie Q
  4. Bony Moronie-->Moe Potts drum solo-->Bony Moronie
  5. Red House
  6. Unseen Eye
  7. Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo
  8. I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
  9. Highway 61 Revisited
  10. Johnny B Goode
  11. It's All Over Now (encore)

Sunday, 24 July 1983: La Rochelle or Brest , France

Johnny Winter performing in either La Rochelle or Brest in France.

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Rock Me Baby
  3. Unseen Eye
  4. Sweet Papa John
  5. Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo-->Moe Potts drum solo-->Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo
  6. Black Cat Bone
  7. Highway 61 Revisited
  8. She Moves Me
  9. Johnny B Goode
  10. It's All Over Now (encore 1)
  11. Jumpin' Jack Flash (encore 2)

 

Monday, 25 July 1983: Retro Rock The Woodstock Spirit

Retro Radio Broadcast "The WoodStock Spirit"

Guitar Player, August 1983

Johnny Winter and Muddy Waters Guitar Player Magazine

 

Wednesday, 7 September 1983: Beaumont

Wednesday, 21 September 1983: Ripley Music Hall Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Band:
  1. Jon Paris - Bass
  2. Moe Potts - Drums
    Setlist
  1. Hideaway
  2. Crossroads
  3. Help Me
  4. Killing Floor
  5. Everything Is Gonna Be Alright
  6. Let It Bleed
  7. Highway 61
  8. Johnny B Goode
  9. Jumpin' Jack Flash
  10. It's All Over Now
  11. Back at the Chick Shack
Johnny Winter Let It Bleed , Live at Ripley Music Hall

Guitar Player, October 1983

Article: Bugs Henderson - mentions Johnny in article where he opened for Johnny Winter

 

Saturday, 1 October 1983: Rooftops Skyroom, Buffalo, New York

This concert has been released on the CD: Winter's On Fire

  1. Hideaway
  2. Crossroads
  3. Help me
  4. Bony Moronie
  5. Drum solo
  6. Rock&roll hoochie koo
  7. Be Careful with a Fool
  8. Highway 61 Revisited
  9. She Moves Me
  10. Johnny B. Goode
  11. It's all over now
  12. Long Tall Sally
  13. Okie Dokie Stomp
Winter's On Fire

 

Sunday, 2 October 1983: Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, New York

    Setlist
  1. Hideaway
  2. Crossroads
  3. Help me
  4. Killing floor
  5. Red house
  6. Bony moronie
  7. Highway 61
  8. Johnny b. goode
  9. It's all over now

Thursday, 13 October 1983: Bronco Bowl, Special Guest: The Marc Benno Band

Bronco Bowl, Special Guest: The Marc Benno Band

 

Wednesday, 19 October 1983: Hemmerleinhalle, Neunkirchen

Germany. The town is near Nuremberg in Franconia/Bavaria and was the famous place for really good rock shows in this region from end 70ies to mid80ies...

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Crossroads
  3. Killing Floor
  4. ?...love you baby...all night long
  5. Sweet Papa John
  6. Jumping Jack Flash
  7. Black Cat Bone
  8. Highway 61 Revisited
  9. Johnny B Goode
  10. It's All Over Now (encore)
  11. (Instrumental)
19 Oct 1983: Hemmerleinhalle, Neunkirchen, Germany

A review of the Johnny Winter concert in Neunkirchen:

Jüngster Blues-Veteran

Ein enttäuschendes Wiederhören mit dem Gitarristen Johnny Winter in der Hemmerleinhalle

Der Tag geht. Johnny Winter kommt. Und zwar immer dann, wenn man am wenigsten mit ihm rechnet. Kurz bevor man ihn endgültig ver- gessen hat, meldet er sich energisch in Erinne- rung zurück: Still alive and well! Totgesagte leben bekanntlich am längsten. Um die unbarmherzi- gen Mechanismen des Rock-Geschäfts, nach de- nen sich Plattenproduktionen und Tourneen so regelmäßig abwechseln wie Ebbe und Flut, küm- mert sich der fast 40jährige Albino schon lange nicht mehr. Er macht sich rar, was bekanntlich der Legendenbildung nicht gerade hinderlich ist. Seine Fans halten ihm jedenfalls in Treue fest die Stange. Die Publikumsresonanz bei Johnny Win- ters Blitzbesuch in der Bundesrepublik ist er- staunlich groß und die Hemmerleinhalle in Neun- kirchen am Brand, eine der drei Tournee-Stati- nen, war zur Hälfte gefüllt.

Allerdings mußte man schon ein beinharter Blues-Fan sein, um an dem Wiederhören und dem Höllen-Sound Gefallen zu finden. Das anfangs begeisterte Publikum reagierte auf das pausen- lose Trommelfellfeuer denn auch zunehmend teilnahmslos. Johnny Winter, der (wie manch an- derer auch) wiederholt das Prädikat "bester wei- ßer Bluesmusiker" verliehen bekam, ist eines ganz sicher: der jüngste Blues-Veteran der Welt. Inzwischen zitiert sich der schwache Sänger und starke Gitarrist nämlich nur noch selbst, wie viele alte, schwarze Blues-Musiker. Dabei reitet er im- mer noch erstaunlich fingerfertig auf dem unver- wüstlichen Blues-Schema herum und verblüfft zunächst durch sein energiegeladenes Spiel.

Johnny Winter bewegt sich zwar auf der Bühne sehr wenig, doch als Gitarrist steht er nach wie vor unter Hochspannung in der Tradition eines B. B. King und eines Jimi Hendrix. In der Trio-Besetzung (am Baß Jon Paris) erinnert die geballte Ladung Blues & Boogie nun stark an "ZZ Top". Oder umgekehrt.

Die Version des Rock-Oldie "Jumpin' Jack Flash" war allerdings hauptsächlich laut und we- nig inspiriert. Obwohl man trotz der unverschäm- ten Lautstärke eine Ahnung von Winters einsti- ger Größe bekam, war dies sicherlich keine Stern- stunde des Blues-Rock-Gitarristen. Doch dessen musikalische Leistungen waren seit Anfang der sechziger Jahre immer sehr unterschiedlich: Der nächste Winter kommt bestimmt.

Übrigens spielte im Vorprogramm eine neue Nürnberger Rock-Formation namens"Streetlife" um den Gitarristen Rudi Madsius, die dort weiter macht, wo "Cry Freedom" aufgehört hat. Aller- dings mit mehr Power. Das klingt bis jetzt nicht schlecht. Aber auch nicht besonders gut.

STEFFEN RADLMAIER

Johnny Winter Blues Veteran  

 

Thursday, 20 October 1983: Alte Oper, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

This concert has been partially released on the album "Same Odd Story"

    Setlist:
  1. Intro
  2. Hideaway
  3. Crossroads
  4. I'm ready [Willie Dixon's blues shuffle, not the Fats Domino rock'n'roll tune]
  5. Sweet papa john
  6. Bony moronie
  7. Drum solo [by Moe Potts]
  8. Rock'n'roll hoochie koo
  9. Black cat bone
  10. Highway 61 revisited
  11. Johnny b. goode
  12. It's all over now [encore]

Friday, 21 October 1983: Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Crossroads
  3. That's Allright
  4. Killing Floor
  5. Walking By Myself
  6. Jumping Jack Flash
  7. No Time To Live
  8. ?...i try...pretty baby...let me love you baby...
  9. Johnny B Goode
  10. Highway 61 Revisited (encore)

Sunday, 23 October 1983: Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki, Finland.

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Crossroads
  3. Tribute to Muddy [very rare and superb version]
  4. Messin' with the kid
  5. Unseen eye
  6. Bony moronie
  7. Drum solo
  8. Rock'n'roll hootchie koo
  9. Johnny b. goode
  10. It's all over now
  11. Red house
  12. Okie dokie stomp

Monday, 24 October 1983: Stockholm, Sweden

This concert is available on the bootleg "Red house"

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Crossroads
  3. Unseen Eye
  4. Red House
  5. Bony Morony
  6. Rock'n'Roll Hootchie Koo
  7. No Time To Live
  8. Johnny B.Goode
  9. Black Cat Bone
  10. Highway 61 Revisited

Tuesday, 25 October 1983: Koncerthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden

Superb performance, standard for this tour; a bit better than the previous famous night. Johnny thanks the wonderful audience for the great atmosphere.

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Crossroads
  3. Unseen eye
  4. Mississipi blues
  5. Bony moronie
  6. Drum solo by Moe Potts
  7. Rock'n'roll hootchie koo
  8. Highway 61 revisited
  9. Johnny b. goode
  10. It's all over now

Thursday, 27 Oct 1983: Kulturbogalet, Malmo, Sweden

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Messin' with the kid
  3. Crossroads
  4. Unseen eye
  5. Mississipi blues
  6. Black cat bone
  7. Highway 61 revisited
  8. Johnny b. goode
  9. It's all over now
  10. Okie dokie stomp

Friday, 28 October 1983: Saga, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Setlist
  1. Intro / hideaway
  2. Crossroads
  3. Help me
  4. Bony moronie
  5. Drum solo by Moe Potts
  6. Rock'n'roll hootchie koo
  7. Sweet papa john
  8. Johnny b. goode
  9. It's all over now
  10. Jumpin' jack flash

Monday, 31 October 1983: Zürich, Switzerland

Notes: the venue was most likely the "Rote Fabrik"

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Crossroads
  3. Talk Is Cheap
  4. Help Me
  5. Suzie Q
  6. No Time To Live
  7. Jumping Jack Flash
  8. Highway 61 Revisited
  9. She Moves Me
  10. Johnny B Goode
  11. It's All Over Now (encore)

Tuesday, 1 November 1983: Espace Ballard, Paris, France

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Crossroads
  3. Help Me
  4. Mississippi Blues
  5. Sweet Papa John
  6. Bony Moronie
  7. Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo
  8. Black Cat Bone
  9. Highway 61 Revisited
  10. Johnny B Goode
  11. It's All Over Now (encore)
  12. instumental

 

Johnny Winter Paris 1983
Johnny Winter in Paris 1983 Johnny Winter in Paris 1983

 

Wednesday, 2 November 1983: London Hammersmith Odeon

Saturday, 12 November 1983: New York, Lone Star Cafe

Muddy Waters Tribute" with John Mayall, Canned Heat feat. Walter Trout. Johnny performs "Let me love you", Blues with a feeling" and "Down the road i go"

The Secret Jam With Canned Heat, Walter Trout, John Mayall

 

Saturday, 26 November 1983: Twilight Zone club, New Haven, CT

This concert has been released on the bootleg: Twilight Zone Club

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Killing floor
  3. Where can she be
  4. Bony moronie
  5. Parchman farm (drum solo by Moe Potts)
  6. Sweet sixteen (B.B.King slow blues)
  7. Jumpin' jack flash
  8. Johnny b. goode
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