Jimmy “JJ” Johnson was a friend and brother since he joined the Rush crew nearly 45 years ago. He was my guitar tech for half that time and a dear friend for all of it who never failed to make me smile with his quick wit and infectious laugh. We shared so many moments together both on and off stage and as fellow Virgo’s, fussed over minute details in all things which made him the perfect partner in our guitar world.
I’ll miss you, Gorgo. - Alex Lifeson
*pic1 - early Rush crew, taken Rexdale, Ontario, UTM Cafeteria at Erindale College; Liam Birt, Ian Grandy, and Jimmy Johnson backstage. 📷: Richard Fegley *pic2 - end of Roll The Bones tour picture, JJ is 4th from left in front row