Johnny Griffith

Born: 
07/10/1936
City: 
Detroit
Region: 
MI
Country: 
USA
Died: 
11/10/2002
Years Active: 
1950's-2002
Instruments: 
Keyboards

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Griffith played piano and keyboards for Motown Records' in-house Funk Brothers studio band. Among the hundreds of Motown recordings Griffith played on are "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye, "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" by Four Tops, and "Stop! In the Name of Love" by The Supremes.

Griffith played the Steinway grand piano, the Hammond B-3 organ, the Wurlitzer electric piano, the Fender Rhodes, and the celeste and harpsichord. His musical influences included Bud Powell, Glenn Gould, and Oscar Peterson.

Discography

Released: 1966
Released: 1968
Band of Gold - Freda Payne
Released: 1970
Released: 1971
Released: 1972
Released: 1972
Released: 1973
Released: 2004

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Regionsort descending Country
Damita Jo 05/01/1965 The Charade Detroit Michigan USA
The Temptations Recording Session 12/09/1965 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Johnny Griffith 03/17/1963 Minor Key Detroit Michigan USA
Brunch With Bop 04/23/1989 New World Stage Detroit Michigan USA
Detroit Homecoming 07/16/1976 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Ben Webster 12/28/1963 Drome Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/02/1985 Hart Plaza Detroit Michigan USA
Ben Webster 12/30/1963 Drome Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/01/1986 Hart Plaza Detroit Michigan USA
Ben Webster 12/29/1963 Drome Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Cloe Martin & The Johnny Griffith Trio 02/27/1981 Café Detroit Detroit Michigan USA
Ben Webster 12/27/1963 Drome Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Cloe Martin & The Johnny Griffith Trio 02/28/1981 Café Detroit Detroit Michigan USA
Ben Webster 12/31/1963 Drome Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/07/1987 Hart Plaza Detroit Michigan USA
Ben Webster 01/02/1964 Drome Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/01/1989 Hart Plaza Detroit Michigan USA
Ben Webster 01/01/1964 Drome Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 08/31/1991 Hart Plaza Detroit Michigan USA
Ben Webster 01/03/1964 Drome Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/03/1993 Hart Plaza Detroit Michigan USA
Ben Webster 01/04/1964 Drome Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Atlantic Recording Session 02/09/1968 United Sound Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz in Suburbia 06/23/1961 Shain Park Birmingham Michigan USA
Ben Webster 01/05/1964 Drome Lounge Detroit Michigan USA

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