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Reggie Young, Legendary Guitarist, Dies at Age 82

Updated On 20 Jan, 2019 Published On

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.

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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.

Young spent a seven-decade career playing on records with multiple artists such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, B.B. King, Sinead O’ConnorJoe Cocker, John Prine, J.J. Cale, Elvis Presley, Willie NelsonCat 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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