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September 27, 1990 | BILL LOCEY
Remember a couple of years ago when NASA could still get off the ground, and they sent that rocket off into the galaxy seeking intelligent life forms? They sent a lot of stuff, even some recorded music by Beethoven and Chuck Berry. They could have sent Texas guitarist Eric Johnson. By listening to his one-of-a-kind guitar pyrotechnics, it's easy to see that Johnson has already been to interstellar space. He would've been perfect. Now, he's only going to be in Santa Barbara; at least it's closer.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Santa didn't bring Jessica Simpson everything she wanted for Christmas this last holiday. Case in point: She still really wants to get married. With luck, it'll happen in the year 2014. "We need to get married," Simpson said Tuesday on " Good Morning America ," referring to herself and fiance Eric Johnson. They've been engaged since November 2010, but haven't really found the time to tie the knot, what with having a couple of babies and all.  "I already feel like we're like an old married couple already," Simpson said.
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NEWS
May 12, 1995 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Zan Stewart writes regularly about jazz for The Times.
Remember Wes Montgomery, that fabulous jazz guitar player who died unexpectedly at age 45 in 1968? This artist was famed for his gleaming yet soft sound and his way of making both jazz numbers and such pop songs as "Eleanor Rigby" and "Windy" breathe with vitality. Naturally, Montgomery has had plenty of guitar-playing admirers through the years, among them such notables as George Benson, Pat Martino and Lee Ritenour. You can add Eric Johnson's name to that list.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jessica Simpson is strutting her post-baby stuff, and all we can think is: She looks like a million bucks. Or $3 million. Or maybe even $4 million, depending on who you believe. "Just taking a walk around the block... Street legal???," Simpson said Friday on Twitter as she posted a photo of herself, above left, flashing massive amounts of mama cleavage. Compare that to her look from "The Dukes of Hazzard," above right, circa 2005. The difference now is that Simpson is under contract with Weight Watchers, CNNMoney reported a while back, and millions are riding on her ability to take her 5-foot-3 shape from a reported high of 210 pounds while pregnant down to a goal weight of 130. Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson welcomed daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson on May 1. Maxwell was delivered by C-section, meaning Jessica had to do some healing before hitting the gym. Back in 2005, a 25-year-old Simpson, then married to Nick Lachey, got in shape for those Daisy Duke short-shorts with a low-carb, high-protein diet and two hours a day, six days a week of running, squats, lunges and weight-resistance exercises, under the guidance of trainer Michael Alexander.  Now it'll be Points Plus for the new mom, who turns 32 next month, and workouts with trainer Haley Pasternak, according to InTouch, which reported that the fashionista recently hit the gym five times over 14 days.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 1990 | DON WALLER
A Texas guitar hero whose sonic palette isn't limited to 5,283 shades of blues? Sounds almost unbelievable? Yep, and--not coincidentally--that's a semi-accurate assessment of the git-tar star himself, Eric Johnson, who plays the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano tonight.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1986 | TERRY ATKINSON and FO
Artist: Eric Johnson. History: Johnson is the latest "underground legend" to surface from the Austin music scene. Born in Austin, Tex., 31 years ago, the physician's son began taking music lessons when he was 5, switching from piano to guitar at age 11. At 15 he played in his first group, Mariani, a high-energy rock band named after its drummer, Vince Mariani. A year later Johnson was jamming with Johnny Winter and being befriended by Stevie Ray Vaughan.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jessica Simpson is strutting her post-baby stuff, and all we can think is: She looks like a million bucks. Or $3 million. Or maybe even $4 million, depending on who you believe. "Just taking a walk around the block... Street legal???," Simpson said Friday on Twitter as she posted a photo of herself, above left, flashing massive amounts of mama cleavage. Compare that to her look from "The Dukes of Hazzard," above right, circa 2005. The difference now is that Simpson is under contract with Weight Watchers, CNNMoney reported a while back, and millions are riding on her ability to take her 5-foot-3 shape from a reported high of 210 pounds while pregnant down to a goal weight of 130. Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson welcomed daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson on May 1. Maxwell was delivered by C-section, meaning Jessica had to do some healing before hitting the gym. Back in 2005, a 25-year-old Simpson, then married to Nick Lachey, got in shape for those Daisy Duke short-shorts with a low-carb, high-protein diet and two hours a day, six days a week of running, squats, lunges and weight-resistance exercises, under the guidance of trainer Michael Alexander.  Now it'll be Points Plus for the new mom, who turns 32 next month, and workouts with trainer Haley Pasternak, according to InTouch, which reported that the fashionista recently hit the gym five times over 14 days.
SPORTS
November 25, 1998 | Associated Press
Florida quarterback Doug Johnson called Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden on Tuesday to apologize for throwing a ball in the coach's direction during a fight before last weekend's game. Officials at Florida State reviewed a videotape and saw Johnson had thrown the ball in Bowden's direction toward the end of the fight. The ball hit assistant strength coach Eric Johnson in the back of head. It was part of the 90-second melee during which about 100 players ganged up at midfield. Nobody was injured.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
After a long, long pregnancy, Jessica Simpson finally delivered she and Eric Johnson's baby girl Maxwell Drew on May 1. But now you get to meet her. Mother and baby appear on this week's cover of People magazine, smiling up from Maxwell's Rachel Ashwell-designed nursery in the Los Angeles pad Simpson and Johnson share. "Life has completely changed," Simpson told the mag. "From how I sleep to what I think about, Maxwell has definitely taken over everything!" Parenting is a team activity around the house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1999 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is hurt on the campus of Fountain Valley High. Scotty Lang, only 16, a boy known for his big smile and devotion to his family and church, died on the school's football practice field Monday as he prepared for his team's big game tonight. The hurt on the football field, and in the weight room and the locker room, is staggering. But what about the mentor who is missing a student? The chorus minus a voice? The hopeful girl without a prom date? The empty desk in every period?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
After a long, long pregnancy, Jessica Simpson finally delivered she and Eric Johnson's baby girl Maxwell Drew on May 1. But now you get to meet her. Mother and baby appear on this week's cover of People magazine, smiling up from Maxwell's Rachel Ashwell-designed nursery in the Los Angeles pad Simpson and Johnson share. "Life has completely changed," Simpson told the mag. "From how I sleep to what I think about, Maxwell has definitely taken over everything!" Parenting is a team activity around the house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1999 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is hurt on the campus of Fountain Valley High. Scotty Lang, only 16, a boy known for his big smile and devotion to his family and church, died on the school's football practice field Monday as he prepared for his team's big game tonight. The hurt on the football field, and in the weight room and the locker room, is staggering. But what about the mentor who is missing a student? The chorus minus a voice? The hopeful girl without a prom date? The empty desk in every period?
SPORTS
November 25, 1998 | Associated Press
Florida quarterback Doug Johnson called Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden on Tuesday to apologize for throwing a ball in the coach's direction during a fight before last weekend's game. Officials at Florida State reviewed a videotape and saw Johnson had thrown the ball in Bowden's direction toward the end of the fight. The ball hit assistant strength coach Eric Johnson in the back of head. It was part of the 90-second melee during which about 100 players ganged up at midfield. Nobody was injured.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 1997 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eric Johnson's image is a far cry from that of your typical guitarist from Austin. In a town known for no-frills roots music, salt-of-the earth values and manly-man denizens, Johnson is like a fey poet from the planet Oddball. The baby-faced 42-year-old, who plays tonight and Saturday at the Galaxy in Santa Ana, comes off like some twisted cross between Jimi Hendrix, Donovan and Merlin the Magician. His music might be described as metallic/psychedelic/New Age, with staggering technical dazzle.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 1995 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The first time guitarist Eric Johnson heard Wes Montgomery, that fabulous jazz guitarist who died unexpectedly at age 45 in 1968, he flipped. "It was 1965, I was a teen-ager just starting to play, and his version of 'Tequila' just blew me away. Here was a guy who communicated so powerfully that even a non-jazz fan could get with it," says Johnson, an active member of the L.A.
NEWS
May 12, 1995 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Zan Stewart writes regularly about jazz for The Times.
Remember Wes Montgomery, that fabulous jazz guitar player who died unexpectedly at age 45 in 1968? This artist was famed for his gleaming yet soft sound and his way of making both jazz numbers and such pop songs as "Eleanor Rigby" and "Windy" breathe with vitality. Naturally, Montgomery has had plenty of guitar-playing admirers through the years, among them such notables as George Benson, Pat Martino and Lee Ritenour. You can add Eric Johnson's name to that list.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Santa didn't bring Jessica Simpson everything she wanted for Christmas this last holiday. Case in point: She still really wants to get married. With luck, it'll happen in the year 2014. "We need to get married," Simpson said Tuesday on " Good Morning America ," referring to herself and fiance Eric Johnson. They've been engaged since November 2010, but haven't really found the time to tie the knot, what with having a couple of babies and all.  "I already feel like we're like an old married couple already," Simpson said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 1997 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eric Johnson's image is a far cry from that of your typical guitarist from Austin. In a town known for no-frills roots music, salt-of-the earth values and manly-man denizens, Johnson is like a fey poet from the planet Oddball. The baby-faced 42-year-old, who plays tonight and Saturday at the Galaxy in Santa Ana, comes off like some twisted cross between Jimi Hendrix, Donovan and Merlin the Magician. His music might be described as metallic/psychedelic/New Age, with staggering technical dazzle.
SPORTS
February 24, 1993 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eric Johnson knows the sentiment he would like to express but he is not sure how he will convey it--or even whether he will. What he would like is to thank Bill Kernen, Cal State Northridge's baseball coach. "I'd like to say, 'You took me to that next level I needed to go in every facet of my life,' " Johnson said.
NEWS
April 4, 1991 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Right in the middle of Laurel and Hardy the phone rang. "Sara Hickman. Sara Hickman," the voice on the phone said. "She ain't here," I said. "I know that," the voice said. "This is Joel from Elektra. Sara Hickman, she's beautiful. You'll love her. How 'bout an interview? She's beautiful. She's opening for Eric Johnson in Santa Barbara on April 9." "Swell. I'll make reservations for dinner," I said. "Wrong. She's in Dallas," he said. "A phoner?" I said.
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