Johnny "V" Vernazza : Lions & Thieves

by Johnny "V" Vernazza

Born in San Francisco, Johnny traded in his accordion for a guitar in 1961 and by 1963 started playing guitar professionally and joined San Fransisco's Musicians Union Local 6 . In 1969 he joined the band Fox playing bass along side guitarist Gary Pihl, who later joined Sammy Hagar & Boston. Fox traveled to Hawaii on one way tickets! It was there that Johnny met Janis Joplin through a high school buddy who was her roadie. A month after they met Johnny phoned Janis to secure an inter-...

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