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Sunday, February 27, 2011

John "Johnny Nitro" Newton RIP

From Bob Corritore


  • RIP Johnny Nitro,  Birthdate unknown - February 19, 2011. Blues singer/songwriter/guitarist John "Johnny Nitro" Newton was an intregal part of the Bay Area blues scene. He is best known for being the writer of "Too Many Dirty Dishes," a song made famous by Albert Collins. He was a fine singer, guitarist, and bandleader who would often perform with many of the resident blues legends in the Bay Area. He died on Saturday, February 19th, at age 59. He passed away in his apartment, which was located above the Saloon on Grand Avenue, the club he played at for the last 25 years. To read the obit in the San Francisco Chronicle, click here. Johnny will be greatly missed by the blues world.

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