MAY 17, 1953 – “GEORGE JOHNSON” – of the “BROTHERS JOHNSON” was born in Los Angeles.  Guitarist/vocalist George and bassist/vocalist Louis formed the band “Johnson Three Plus One” with older brother Tommy, and their cousin Alex Weir.  When they became professionals, the band backed such touring R&B acts as Bobby Womack and the Supremes.  George and Louis Johnson later joined Billy Preston‘s band and teamed up with Quincy Jones on his “Mellow Madness” Album.

Also On Spirit 1340: