|Born||May 23, 1919|
Ross Township, Lake County, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||September 12, 1995 (aged 76)|
Lakeland, Florida, U.S.
Bothwell played in Chicago in 1940 and then moved to New York City, playing with Woody Herman (1943) and Sonny Dunham (1944–46). He was a key member and featured soloist of Boyd Raeburn's groups in 1944–1945, and played with Gene Krupa in 1945. He formed his own groups between 1945 and 1949, and held a residency at the Tin Pan Alley Club in Chicago as well as in New York and Boston.
Bothwell gave up music after 1949 and moved to Miami. He owned a number of bands but did not return to playing for the rest of his life.
- Feather, the late Leonard; Gitler, Ira (2007-04-01). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-988640-1.
- "Johnny Bothwell Songs, Albums, Reviews, Bio & More". AllMusic. Retrieved 2022-06-25.