Memorial Service To Be Held For Bill Johnson In Nashville
June 23, 2011 at 2:55 PM (PT)
Memorial services have been set for NASHVILLE artist BILL JOHNSON, who died JUNE 15th at his NASHVILLE home after a battle with lung cancer. He was 68.
Services will be held on JUNE 26th at 3p (CT) at WO SMITH MUSIC SCHOOL in NASHVILLE. His wife CYNDA asks that friends bring a picture for the memory board and be prepared to party for BILL, with his “favorite party ingredients- good friends, some stories, a little food and vodka.”
JOHNSON is known for his creations, which include the logo for ROLLING STONE magazine and the arts direction on ROSANNE CASH’s “King’s Record Shop” album, for which he won a GRAMMY. After serving as art director in the 1970s at ROLLING STONE, where he worked to redesign the magazine’s original logo, which is still used today, JOHNSON became CBS RECORDS’ art director in the early 1980s. He worked with hundreds of CBS/SONY releases. He first worked for CBS in NEW YORK and eventually moved to CBS NASHVILLE, where he became the head of the label’s creative department.
More information the services can be found at www.caringbridge.org/visit/billyjoejohnson.