much has been said about Johnnie Johnson,
by so many artists. A short list of the musicians he's performed
with over the years includes Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Muddy
Waters, Willie Dixon, Bonnie Raitt, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Howlin'
Wolf, Albert Collins, Johnny Lee Hooker, Little Milton, Albert
King, Little Walter, Memphis Slim, Charlie Musselwhite, the late
Jimmy Rogers, the late Roy Rogers and of course, Chuck Berry. Johnnie
has his own website, and
was also inducted into the Sideman category of the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame. Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Johnny
Lee Hooker, Dick Clark, Little Richard and Bo Diddley are among
those who have lent their names to the effort. The co-chairman
of the Hall of Fame (and also the co-chairman of Atlantic Records)
issued a statement calling Johnson "undoubtedly the best blues
pianist in the world today."