Singer Al Johnson Passes
October 28, 2013 at 1:33 PM (PT)
ALL ACCESS is saddened to learn of the passing of R&B singer AL JOHNSON. JOHNSON first came into prominence as the lead singer for the UNIFICS, a group formed at HOWARD UNIVERSITY in WASHINGTON DC in the late sixties. After a huge crossover hit called “The Court Of Love,” the group eventually split and JOHNSON had a 30-year run as a solo artist, session musician, arranger and producer.
JOHNSON spent the 80s and 90s working with other artists, including THE WHISPERS, ROBERTA FLACK and PEABO BRYSON. Then in 1999 he went back into the studio as an artist to record his first solo album in nearly two decades called “My Heart Is An Open Book” on the small independent CLOUT label. AL JOHNSON was 65. Funeral arrangements are pending.