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A fantastic spiral bound notebook containing approximately 35 sheets of notes and lyrics, handwritten by Johnny Winter.

Contains many treasures, such as an early version of the lyrics for "Bad Luck Situation," and lyrics for "Hurtin' So Bad," "Stone Country," "Blinded By Love," and "Feedback on Highway 101," all from the Saints and Sinners album, which dates this notebook likely sometime around 1974. Also includes early lyrics to "Raised on Rock," "Stranger," "Love Song to Me," "Self Destructive Blues," "Pick Up On My Mojo," "Golden Olden Days of Rock and Roll," "Lay Down Your Sorrows," and "Mind Over Matter," as well as the lyrics to John Lennon's "Rock and Roll People," tracks which were featured on another album later that same year, "John Dawson Winter III." Also includes what appear to be drafts of track lists for "John Dawson Winter III" with track lengths .

It also contains lyrics to what appear to be never-before released songs, such as "The Greatest Blues Shuffle in the World," (with lines like "I wanta sing this song, ain't no words that come to mind, cause you know my mind is ramblin' like the wild geese in the west.") and "R+R Music" (with lines such as "You been thinkin that you blew it / Yes I know cause I been thru it / You might think that you outgrew it / But get on up and do it to it.") and "Rotton Roll Blues" ("Maybe she don't write cause I don't get no mail / Ain't never seen this stuff before, my key don't fit her lock no more.") and a bitter song with quite derisive lyrics titled "21st Disaster" ("He's a 21st century disaster, his hair is purple and green / The girls all say he's a super star and the truck drivers say he's a queen"), most likely as an insult to a fellow musician.

The last pages feature signatures both from Johnny Winter and his wife Susan Warford, and a long list of songs ("Biggies," "Other Favorites," and "Others") possibly for performances.

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Johnny Winter's 1974-era Notebook

Auction ended on Sat, Oct 1, 2016
Estimate $10,000 - $12,000
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65 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
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