Johnny Winter hailed as one of his generation’s most talented guitarists

By Ben Sisario New York Times News Service Published Jul 19, 2014 at 12:01AM
Bob Rossiter / Canton (Ohio) Repository / The Associated Press file photo Johnny Winter plays during the Canton Blues Festival in downtown Canton, Ohio, in 2009. The Texas blues icon, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and ’70s with his energetic performances and recordings that included producing his childhood hero Muddy Waters, died in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday. He was 70.