Reggie Young, the legendary guitarist for The Memphis Boys, died Thursday night at his home outside Nashville. He was 82.
His passing was confirmed by his friends and family members. Shortly after his death news emerged, several artists took to social media sites to pay tribute to the late musician.
B.J. Thomas and country singer Travis Tritt praised the Reggie Young, crediting the guitarist as "the most recorded studio guitarist in history. Moreover, Reggie was a genuinely nice and humble human being."
Here're the tweets, check them out.
RIP Reggie Young. The greatest guitar player of them all in my book. A friend for over 40 years. Love to Jeni, his wife. BJ— BJ Thomas (@TheBJThomas) January 18, 2019
Reggie Young, played on virtually all of my music. My brother and friend. RIP pal. BJ— BJ Thomas (@TheBJThomas) January 18, 2019
Very sad to hear that legendary guitar player Reggie Young has died. Reggie played on most of my 90’s albums and was the most recorded studio guitarist in history. Famous for the guitar lick on Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away”, Reggie was also a great human being. #RIPReggieYoung pic.twitter.com/o4l86kmqIX— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) January 18, 2019
Young spent a seven-decade career playing on records with multiple artists such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, B.B. King, Sinead O’Connor, Joe Cocker, John Prine, J.J. Cale, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Cat Stevens and Johnny Cash.
Reggie, who was one of Nashville's most revered session men, served as the anchor of house bands at American Studios and Memphis’ Hi Records.
Memorial services for the late musician will be announced in the coming days. Rest in Peace Reggie Young!
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