Johnny Rogers

Blues guitarist Johnny George Rogers was born in Tulsa, to a family of noted musicians. His parents, Roger F. Sr., and Lucy Rogers, were guitarists; his two brothers were drummer Lee Daniel and pianist Robert Junior.  Rogers mastered his instrument as a young man, and played with the Clarence Love Band early in his career. He was later recruited by bandleader Roy Milton, and toured extensively with Milton.  Rogers wrote the songs “Junior Jives” and “Junior Jump” for the band.

Rogers played with a distorted tone reminiscent of the guitarist for Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Johnson.