Some background information on the German magazines:
You usually don't read Johnny's name in the popular magazines. This is because there isn't very much to tell. But if there is a chance to throw in Johnny's name, they do. And they do it without foot notes explaining who that guy is. Johnny Winter is still someone you can mention without explaining who he is, as his name is still quite familiar.
In Germany, there are 3 big music magazines, all in the style of the Rolling Stone. They are:
WOM JOURNAL (WOM stands for World Of Music)
MUSIKEXPRESS/SOUNDS (usually shortened to ME/SOUNDS)
The magazine has a system with 6 ******, but usually 5 are best, the sixth * stands for extraordinary recordings. 5 ***** mean: very good; 4 **** mean: good; 3 *** mean: OK; 2 ** mean: weak; 1 * means: bad
ROLLING STONE (German edition) This one started
4 three years ago.
Independent Teen Times - October 1960
Article by: Lee Ashworth titled: "A local boy who made good.. The Boy TO Watch.
Rolling Stone Magazine 1968
"Texas" (feature article on the Texas music scene featuring Johnny, [w/pic of him], Doug Sahm who?s on the cover, and several others); ?68; (Rolling Stone #23)
Blues Unlimited Sep 1968
Blues Unlimited, Sept 1968 p.24 article by Mike Ledbitter
"Hot Prospect: Columbia's Bid Bags Johnny Winter"
"Johnny Winter Fiasco Goes On"
Cover: Richard Nixon Music: Chicken-Soup Freak , Pic at the Fillmore
"The hottest recording discovery in the land... The swingingest, funkiest blues inger to come out of the south in years!"
Cover: Janis Joplin Article: Johnny Winter: Will He Be the Next Superstar? Probably.
Review: It's Hard to Fake the Blues (Probably one of Johnny's worst)
Review: New Adventures of the Jazz Guitar (Bad Review)
Winter Blues, By Thomas Barry. A Texas albino called JOHNNY WINTER wows the pop world with music that is old, new borrowed -- and blue. A complete copy of this Look's article can be found on the "Mean Town Blues" site.
On Cover: Johnny Winter's Texas Blues
Sunday, 10 August 1969: The Commercial Appeal Mid-South Magazine
Article: An Interview with Johnny Winter
Strobe September 1969
Creem: November 1969
Johnny Winter by Dave Marsh