Johnny Smith

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Johnny Smith
Interview Date: September 16, 2005
Job Title: Musician
Birthdate: June 25, 1922
Deceased: June 11, 2013

Johnny Smith! What can you say about meeting not only your personal hero but also a hero to thousands in our own industry! Johnny Smith was in person what he has been on recordings, warm, engaging and inspirational. Over the years Johnny has been linked to many innovative musical products, most notably the guitar that bears his name. Out in Colorado Springs, he even ran his own musical store for over 25 years. His music store contained a renowned repair shop and Johnny himself providing lessons.

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