Augie Johnson is the founder and leader of the group "Side Effect" who was formed in Los Angeles, California, May 1972, which in later years was known to become Augie's Side Effect .
Augie had been singing since childhood. He had the opportunity to be among the Robert Mitchell Boys Choir who sang on Frank Sinatra's hit 'High Hopes" in 1959, and even had the opportunity to sing at Marilyn Monroe's last public appearance June 1, 1962, at Dodger Stadium.
Augie was also one of the Doodletown Pipers between the 1960's and 1970's, whom made numerous appearances on network television such as their first appearance being on "The Red Skelton Show" and thereafter, "The Ed Sullivan Show." As one of the Doodletown Pipers, Augie had the opportunity to work with such luminaries as Count Basie, The Carpenters, Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Frank Gorshin, Alan King, Mike Post, Sarah Vaughan, John Wayne, and Rowan and Martin.
After a two year stint in the U.S. Army, Augie was demobbed from an entertainment officer.
Once Augie returned to Los Angeles he devoted himself to his music and throughout the years provided us with some funky tunes like S.O.S, Always There, Going Banana's, Rainbow Vision, Take A Chance, and the latest release off the 2010 CD "About Time."
Augie and his band members have worked with superstars such as Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Mathis, The Temptations, Gloria Trevi, Elton John, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Lance Bass of *NSYNC, Warren G "Midnight Hour" and a host of others.
Sadly Augie passed away on October 11, 2014, at the age of 66, unexpectedly.
Augie was a Man who Befriended many who were in need. He always had words of good Cheer, always ready to put a Smile on someone's face, and always ready to sing an light up the room.
Augie's legacy will continue to live on through his music. So Shed the stress and worry of everyday life and enjoy a Fantastic time right here in the world of Augie Johnson.