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Mickey Maguire and Luther Johnson.

On Christmas morning in Florida, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson died at 83 years old.

Johnson was a successful blues musician. He was nominated for three Grammys and won a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Recording in 1985. He also won a W.C. Handy Award, now called a Blues Music Award. He played for Muddy Waters for eight years, was in the movie “The Blues Brothers” and traveled the world with his music.

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