Singer Michael Johnson, whose mellow “Give Me Wings” and “The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder” topped the country charts in 1986-87, died Tuesday (July 25) in Minneapolis after a long illness. He was 72.

Prior to moving into the country format, the Colorado-born Johnson had enjoyed pop success with “Bluer Than Blue” (No. 12, 1978) and “This Night Won’t Last Forever” (No. 19, 1979).

Johnson was also renowned for his guitar playing, having early in his career studied classical guitar techniques in Barcelona under Graciano and Renata Tarrago.

Source : CMT