I had the privledge and the honor of getting to document and play drums with "The Father of Rock & Roll" starting in 1995. For several years I drummed and filmed alongside one of the great audio engineers Harry Bartholomew and together we documented Johnnie Johnson.
Travis Fitzpatrick documented Johnnie's life in the book "Father of Rock and Roll: The Story of Johnnie B. Goode Johnson". Once it was written, Travis and I spent long hours setting up that manuscript in PageMaker. I had never setup a file for a book before and it was quite a bit of a nightmare. We did this in an office building in downtown Houston and at a time when downtown Houston was about as active as a burnedout deadzone.
The CD included with the book has me playing some drums and a boot and crate.
This all turned into a campaign to get Johnnie Johnson the recognition he derserves and to get him into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Johnnie Johnson and James Burton (Elvis's guitar player) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Keith Richards in 2001.
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