From Alamosa to Nashville
Michael Johnson dated a neighbor of mine so I would from time-to-time see and hear him over on her front porch strumming his guitar. He hadn’t secured any fame as of then (late 1960’s – but went on to join up Randy Sparks (New Christy Minstrels) in The New Society. Next he joined up with John Denver in the Mitchell Trio (without Chad) and they soon became Denver/Boise & Johnson. He scored on the Hot 100 four times with two entering the Top 20 – “Bluer Than Blue” #12 and “This Night Won’t Last Forever” #19. He had two additional recordings enter the “Bubbling Under The Hot 100” charts as well. His first label was Atco records where he released one LP and then he moved on to RCA Records.
He then went on to become a Country star with nine charting records and two number 1 hits between 1985 and 1988. Johnson was born in Alamosa and moved to Denver where he attended high school. Visit the Michael Johnson web site – and visit my Michael Johnson Discography Page.