b. 28 January 1934, Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA. As a kid Thompson was motivated in his musical curiosity by way of a neighbour, Magic Sam. He used the bass and over time played with numerous blues bands, like the Magic Sam Blues Music group, Easy Baby And His Houserockers and Cousin Joe. This is especially around Chicago where in fact the family members was resident from your past due 40s. His youngest sibling is soul vocalist Syl Johnson. Another old brother is usually blues guitarist and vocalist Jimmy Johnson. Sometimes, Thompson, who occasionally used both of his better-known brothers, can be referred to as Mack Thompson.