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 Danny Gatton

Danny Gatton

Birth
Anacostia, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Death 4 Oct 1994 (aged 49)
Newburg, Charles County, Maryland, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Ashes given to wife
Memorial ID 8834 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 12 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8834
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Danny Gatton (4 Sep 1945–4 Oct 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8834, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Ashes given to wife.