Kenny Johnson started in the Liverpool club and pub circuit as a rock 'n' roll band before forming the internationally renowned Hillsiders with five others. The band played the famous Wembley festivals backing visiting American stars and in their own right. This got them a regular spot on 1970s television and they played in America performing at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville when it was still the Grand Ole Opry.
When he left the Hillies he formed one of the UK¹s premier bands, Kenny Johnson & Northwind playing all the major venues and festivals. Kenny also performed both as a solo artist and as a duo. His knowledge of Country music also got him the Country slot on BBC Radio Merseyside which broadcasts weekly. He had been with the BBC for over 25 years. He had released many albums and cds, his biggest hit is his song, City Lights