Probably where it all went wrong for Johnny was when he was dropped by Columbia records around 1980, maybe before that with the release of his "straight blues album" Nothin' but the blues in 1977 then working with blues legend Muddy Waters producing four of Muddy's albums between 1977-81. Johnny re-appeared in the mid 1980s with three "Chicago blues" albums which were god-awful and since then he has ploughed the "straight blues" path??. What Johnny should have done was played exciting blues/rock in a rock band set-up like he did with Rick Derringer or Floyd Radford on second guitar. I always liked hearing Johnny's straight blues licks played with a second 'rock guitar' which in my opinion worked really well. Johnny could have played stadium rock for the last 30-35 years selling out venues across the USA & Europe instead of playing to a couple of hundred people on a 'blues nite' at a pub gig?.