Bill Johnston, a longtime fixture on the New Orleans music scene who was best known as a founder of the down-at-the-heels rock-concert venue The Warehouse, died Tuesday of cancer at St. Theresa’s Medical Complex in Kenner. He was 69.
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Mr. Johnston, a native New Orleanian, had been a manager of musicians, with clients who included the Neville Brothers and Gino Vannelli, and he was the entertainment director at Harrah’s New Orleans Casino for four years.
He also did stints as the New Orleans Athletic Club’s general manager and as talent buyer for the renovated Joy Theater. Weeks before his death, he was discussing