James Burton

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James Burton
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James Burton Live in Concert - 2009
Background information
Born (1939-08-31) 31 August 1939 (age 79)
Minden, Louisiana, U.S.
GenresRock and roll, country
OccupationsMusician
InstrumentsGuitar
Years activesince 1952
Associated actsElvis Presley, Ricky Nelson
WebsiteJames Burton.net
Notable instruments
Fender Telecaster

James Burton (born August 21, 1939, in Minden, Louisiana) is an American musician. He is most famous as a guitar player and has played with many famous singers including: Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, John Denver, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Costello, Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell and the Everly Brothers.[1]

In 2001 Burton was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[2]

The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation makes a special "Telecaster" electric guitar which is named after James Burton.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. The Guitar Sounds of James Burton from Allmusic.com URL accessed March 09, 2007
  2. "James Burton at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame".
  3. The Fender James Burton Signature Model Telecaster