You can't write a definitive biography without talking to the people who played a role in Johnny's life. To learn the complete story, I interviewed dozens of family members and close friends, musicians, managers, record and music industry executives, engineers, producers, as well as the luthier who built Johnny’s Lazer guitar. Their memories and insights added depth to Johnny’s story.
Family and friends include Johnny’s mother Edwina, his brother Edgar Winter, wife Susan Winter, artist/friend Jim Franklin, bassist Tommy Shannon, drummer Uncle John Turner, and his wife Morgan Turner.
Musicians include Billy Branch, Doug Brockie, Bobby Caldwell, Dennis Drugan, Mark Epstein, Styve Homnick, Bob Margolin, James Montgomery, Paul Oscher, Jerry Portnoy, Floyd Radford, Pat Rush, and Bobby T (Torello).
Managers include Steve Paul, Slatus Management Associate Val Minett, Paul Nelson, and Scott Cameron (Muddy Waters’s manager).
Record and music industry executives include Bill Bentley, Rick Dobbis, Bruce Iglauer, Mike and Richard Vernon, and John Wooler.
Johnny's Sound includes engineer Dennis Ferrante, producers Terry Manning and Dick Shurman, and guitar luthier Mark Erlewine.