Johnny A.

Johnny A. in Boston Music Hall of Fame

December 18, 2014

Celestion Partner in Tone Johnny A. is the newest member of the Boston Music Hall of Fame. Johnny, who began his career on the Boston club scene in 1975, received the honor during the 27th annual Boston Music Awards, held in Beantown on Sunday, December 14 at the prestigious Revere Hotel.

âThis was totally unexpected,â Johnny says. âBeing a performing artist since 1975, Iâm flattered, honored and humbled by this induction as the city of Boston has produced and is still producing extremely talented world class artists. Iâd like to send a shout-out to all of the people that have supported and still support my efforts â" my family and friends, band members past and present, booking agents, manufacturers, DJs, media, benefactors, etc⦠Itâs a pretty long list!â

After a long history as one of the cityâs most popular artists with his early bands Streets, Hearts on Fire and Hidden Secret, Johnny broke our nationally as the music director for J. Geils Band frontman Peter Wolfâs solo band. During his time with Wolf he began to tour internationally and became a Gibson endorser, and racked up a string of accomplishments and accolades including co-producing Wolfâs critically heralded 1996 album Long Line.

In 1999 Johnny began to pursue a career as an instrumentalist, independently releasing his debut album Sometime Tuesday Morning. An immediate favorite among critics, fans and DJs, the album was re-issued by Steve Vaiâs Favored Nations label in 2001 and the single âOh Yeahâ hit number one on the AAA radio charts, selling more than 90,000 copies.

Since then Johnny has maintain a busy international touring and recording schedule and shared the stage with such legends as Carlos Santana and B.B. King.
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