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Danny Gatton
Birth: Sep. 4, 1945
Washington, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1994

Musician. Born September 4, 1945, he was a absolute virtuoso of the Fender Telecaster guitar and was known as "The Humbler". His innovative playing combined the musical styles of Jazz, Blues, Country and Rock, which was appreciated by many of his peers to include Eric Clapton, Les Paul, James Burton and Roy Buchanan. Although he never achieved the commercial success his talent deserved, he performed and recorded with artist Alvin Lee, Jimmy Vaughan, Vince Gill, Chris Isaak, Ricky Skaggs and many more. His Elektra Records debut album "88 Elmira Street" with the cut "Elmira Street Boogie", was nominated for Best Rock Instrumental in 1991. His other albums included "Blazing Telecasters" (1990), "New York Stories" (1992), "Cruisin' Deuces" (1993) and "Relentless" 1994. In 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him 63rd on their "100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time" list. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Suicide
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ashes given to wife
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 12, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8834
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- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Oct. 4, 2014

- sjm
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