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Johnny Winter in documentary outtake

The producer of Johnny Winter documentary Down & Dirty has released a bonus scene in which the late bluesman performs a solo version of Murdering Blues.

The film was released last week (opens in new tab) by Greg Olliver, known for his work on the acclaimed Lemmy documentary.

In the clip, Winter discusses his Gibson Firebird guitar, saying: “ I thought it looked cool, it sounded cool, it played good, so I bought it. $225, that’s all it cost back then. Of course, that was back in the 1970s. It’s the coolest-looking guitar I’ve ever seen.”

He also talks about how and why he learned slide guitar, his first instrument and taking lessons when he was 12 years old.

Winter died on tour in 2014, aged 70.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.