Singer songwriter, Arvid "Red" Johnson of Champlin, Minnesota has gone to that big Grand Ole Opry in the Sky. Red was born September 14, 1932 in Flint, Michigan and went to to join his musician friends on May 18, 2017 at the age of 84 years young. Preceded in death by his parents Arvid and Gwendolyn Johnson, Red is survived by his beloved wife, Florence (Antenhofen); his children Valerie Manning (Dean Manning) and Mitchell Johnson (Mary Johnson); 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Red bought his first guitar at the age of 12 and the guitar never left his side from then on. Red served in in the Air Force during the Korean war in England where he he played with the "Southern Boys" and honed his skills. After his discharge he began playing professionally and did until the end. Red's biggest hit was "There's a Grand Ole Opry Show Playing Somewhere" which was picked up by Capitol Records. Red was a charter member of Country Music Association, a member of Rock & Country Hall of Fame. also the National Traditional Hall of Fame, Country Music's Book of Who's Who (1966-1970) and The FAME (Families Advocating Moral Entertainment) Award.
Internment of Red's ashes are are at Fort Snelling. MN
Make sure to note the changes of address and phone # for orders and also email in care of Red's daughter, Val Manning
Red Johnson, Inc c/o Val Manning
8016 Iris Dr.
Brooklyn Park, MN. 55428
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