Kelly Johnson (guitarist)

Kelly Johnson (guitarist)

Kelly Johnson (20 June 195815 July 2007) was an English guitarist.

Early years

She attended Edmonton County School in Edmonton, which is in North London, and part of the London Borough of Enfield.

Musical career

Kelly Johnson was one of the original members of the heavy metal rock band Girlschool, when it was formed from the group Painted Lady in 1978. She was a songwriter, playing lead guitar and singing both lead and backing vocals on the group's first four albums, before leaving in 1983 to live and work in Los Angeles. Johnson rejoined Girlschool in 1993, remaining until 2000 and playing on one further studio album and a live album.


Kelly Johnson died on Sunday 15 July 2007, aged 49,after a six-year battle against spinal cancer. The fact she had this disease was not widely known outside her close circle of friends and family.

External links

* [;jsessionid=AM2ICNLE2O311QFIQMGCFF4AVCBQUIV0?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/news/2007/07/19/db1903.xml "Daily Telegraph" obituary]
* [ "The Independent" obituary]
* [,,2132366,00.html "Guardian Unlimited" obituary]
* [ "The Herald" obituary]
* [ Edmonton County former pupils]
* [ Girlschool official site]
* [ Kelly Johnson Tribute]

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