Ronnie Johnson
Ronnie Johnson Born and bred in Richmond Surrey. Discovered by film and screenwriter Richard Lester in local primary school. Consequently cast in “The Knack” with Rita Tushingham, and “A Hard Days Night” featuring a small time rockin’ combo called ‘The Beatles’.

Went on to appear in “Oliver” and then a BBC situation comedy featuring the great Ian Carmichael.

On leaving school went to play at ‘The Speakeasy’ club in London, where ironically members of the Van Morrison band recommended him to Warner Bros records with whom he signed.

Left to work in America with singer Paul Williams, and on return to England auditioned and joined Georgie Fame's group, during which time he met Geoff Dunn and they began working together. Met Roy Shipston through mutual friends and together they worked on the Peter Green records.

Recorded solo album for Andrew Brel’s Bridge Recordings with John Edwards and Charlie Morgan, and went on to a fruitful relationship with Van Morrison as Guitarist/Musical Director for nine years. A period which included Geoff Dunn as drummer. Highlights being “A Night In San Francisco”, “Days like This”, “Healing Game”, “Too Long in Exile”, as well as projects with Sting, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, and “The Blessing”.
Ronnie Johnson

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Give Them Enough Rope – Ronnie Johnson
Too long in Exile – Van Morrison
A night in San Francisco - Van Morrison
Days like this – Van Morrison
The Healing Game ¬- Van Morrison
The Living Sea – Sting (movie soundtrack)
Michael Bolton
The Blessing
Carrying a torch – Tom Jones
Across from Midnight – Joe Cocker
Peter Green- 3 albums
Georgie Fame
Leo Sayer-2 albums

Van Morrison
The Blessing
Bob Dylan
Georgie Fame
Zoot Money
Ritchie Havens
Marianne Faithful
Cassandra Wilson
John Lee Hooker
Junior Wells
Jimmy Witherspoon
Jon Hendricks
Long John Baldry
Leo Sayer