Larry 'The Legend' Johnson Passes
August 17, 2011 at 5:37 PM (PT)
Popular Midwest radio personality LARRY (THE LEGEND) JOHNSON has died of pneumonia at the age of 78. JOHNSON, whose real name was AARON ROCKWELL JOHNSON, first became a popular doing overnights ATWIND/CHICAGO, where he was #1 there and in MILWAUKEE at the same time.
He would soon move to MILWAUKEE where he enjoyed considerable success at WISN-A and WZUU. According to THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL, JOHNSON "stood out for both his distinctive Southern accent and his banter, including the way he liked to tell people to 'Speak your onions.''"
Services are being planned for next TUESDAY. Details to come.