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Such sad news. Brilliant singer and artist. Didn't Bacharach used to get him to demo his songs? 

Love this:

 

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Winsford Soul's profile photo

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Rest in peace Mr Lou Johnson . Thank you for your contribution to the sound track of my life.  Sleep well 

Steve 

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Keamus's profile photo

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What a brilliant and so distinctive voice. RIP Lou    

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JoeSoap's profile photo

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Lesser known number and not from the era for which he is best remembered perhaps, but this is just great!

 

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Amsterdam Russ's profile photo

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RIP. From what I've read, Johnson made an appearance on Ready Steady Go in 1965. Is that correct? And if so, any footage?

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Pete Roberts's profile photo

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So very sad news to hear that LOU JOHNSON passed away yesterday, what an Artist with a fantastic voice.

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Roburt's profile photo

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Lou Johnson on RSG … Season 3; Episode 1  -- 3rd September 65 ...

LouJohnsonRSG65.jpg

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Hooker1951's profile photo

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Lou Johnson was a class act of high standard

RiP 

ML

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Sad news indeed. One of the best "big city soul" singers. First came to my attention with There's Always Something There To Remind Me, later overshadowed by Sandy Shaw's version. Always liked his version of If I Never Get To Love You which I've never heard played anywhere. I think he was used by Burt Bacharach to demo songs, sure I read that somewhere.

RIP Lou, thank you for the music that improved our lives.

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RIP Lou Johnson. I grew up on "Unsatisfied", one of the first non stompers I remember loving.

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wilxy's profile photo

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R.I.P Sir.....

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northernnigel60's profile photo

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Another very sad loss to the soul scene, RIP.

 

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Mal C's profile photo

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Great singer, I’ll play all his hits tonight at home, including “please stop the wedding”  and offer a prayer... RIP Lou 

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linda4me's profile photo

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Wonderful voice R.I.P.

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4 hours ago, Soul Shrews said:

So many great songs, thanks Mr Johnson. Will always love this one

Cheers Paul

 

 

Wonderful track. Featured in a top 50 tracks of all time by Richard Searling

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mark soul's profile photo

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pure class unsatisfied my favourite oldie of all time R I P lou 

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ezzie brown's profile photo

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echo everything already said................brilliant artist , we have all spent nearly 50 years listening to his great voice....r.i.p.

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Scootboy's profile photo

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RIP Lou, thank you for the music

Is this Unsatisfied styrene version legit?

 

 

unsat.jpg

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Amsterdam Russ's profile photo

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1 hour ago, SoulBoyRecords said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Johnson_(singer) as of a minute ago he's still alve according to Wipikedia

I wouldn't take Wikipedia as gospel. All that means is no one has updated the page yet.

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Triode's profile photo

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Very sad indeed R.I.P.

love this one....

 

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The Yank's profile photo

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7 hours ago, Scootboy said:

RIP Lou, thank you for the music

Is this Unsatisfied styrene version legit?

    I've seen a maroon label bootleg with "Unsatisfied" and "Magic Potion".

    I'm about 95% sure your blue ink label version  is legitimate. 

 

unsat.jpg

 

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Shufflin's profile photo

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7 hours ago, Scootboy said:

Is this Unsatisfied styrene version legit?

the blue screen print label is legit, the blue label vinyl press is a repro - according to my copy of "Manship USA 7th edition"

if any of that makes any sense

I have the yellow one

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Bruv's profile photo

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RIP Lou, thank you very much for the music, You certainly Satisfied me with your Unsatisfied Soul Stunner.....

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On 02/05/2019 at 11:06, JoeSoap said:

Lesser known number and not from the era for which he is best remembered perhaps, but this is just great!

Hi JoeSoap, 

'Keep that Fire Burning' is a nice record but NOT  I think by  the late Lou Johnson of whom we are speaking today.

Lou Johnson R.I.P.

 

sceneman's profile photo

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he played at the el partido in lewisham on  11 september 1965 ...my copy of always something was nicked by this slag in bromley who kept a handfull of my 45s in the 70s ..2 timing bitch

 

he should have been bigger than he was ,bad management i guess

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El Corol's profile photo

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Amazing voice IMHO.

R.I.P. Lou and thanks.

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On 02/05/2019 at 10:42, JoeSoap said:

Such sad news. Brilliant singer and artist. Didn't Bacharach used to get him to demo his songs? 

Love this:

sad news 

 

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On 04/05/2019 at 12:24, Firecrest said:

Hi JoeSoap, 

'Keep that Fire Burning' is a nice record but NOT  I think by  the late Lou Johnson of whom we are speaking today.

Lou Johnson R.I.P.

 

Thanks. Yes, you're right! Whoops!😖

Gary Hepworth's profile photo

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Blessings Lou and  Family

 

 

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On 02/05/2019 at 14:20, Tomangoes said:

Very sad news.

Always remember magic potion at the Mexborough Brickyard club. Never heard it anywhere else, and it sticks out as a sublime soul record.

RIP

Ed

 

The Brickyard in mexborough that counjers up memories our kid (Rob Ward ) R.I.P. used to go across with The Dj John Simms and a few other lads from Huddersfield. Lou Johnsons unsatisfied always flashes me back to The Pendulum in Manchester.R.I.P. Lou.

Edited by Mr Fred


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