Roy Johnson, whom I am honoured to call friend, was born in 1932. We share the same birth year and his first magic stuff in 1947(as did mine in 1943) came from the Paul Clive Magic Shops in Blackpool
He became a pro in 1953 performing close up, mental magic and stand up in cabaret. Began lecturing in the 1960's,in the UK,USA,Australia & Europe. He came out of semi retirement to lecture for me in the 1990's
I have never been over fond of Close Up Magic, having been reared in The Theatre BUT all of Roy's work is so subtle, effective, brilliantly routined with great methods and wonderful to perform. His work converted me.
Goodliffe published his first 4 books The Roy Johnson Experience(1970) Second Time Round(1971) Third Dimesnion(1977) Final Call(1979) He was perusuaded to write Silver Special(Magico Magazine published 1989)in 1982 to commemorate his Silver Wedding Anniversary.I think he told me it paid for a wonderful celebratory cruise.Martin Breese published his Pure Gold in 1988.
There are Lecture Notes, booklets as A World Of Clocks(1984)Feature Three(1980)one on cards, borrowed never returned so I cannot remember the title.There are tricks published in many magazine, 4 dvds, 3 audio tpaes and his work for Ken Brooke.For the envelope idea in Nemo Rising Cards I shall be eternally grateful
A gentle man & a gentleman. Roy is quiet, full of inner strength and so creative. One Of Magic's Truly Greats.
Allen Tipton UK