Reggie Young

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Reggie Young
Guitarist Reggie Young In Concert @ Back In Memphis Benefit For Myrna Smith, August 12th, 2010, Elvis Week, University of Memphis.JPG
Guitarist Reggie Young, in concert at the Back in Memphis benefit for Sweet Inspiration Myrna Smith, August 12th, 2010, Elvis Week, University of Memphis
Background information
Born(1936-12-12)December 12, 1936
Caruthersville, Missouri, U.S.
DiedJanuary 17, 2019(2019-01-17) (aged 82)
Davidson County, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation(s)Guitarist
InstrumentsGuitar, sitar
Years active1954–2019
Associated actsThe Memphis Boys, Eddie Bond & the Stompers, Johnny Horton, Elvis Presley
Website[1]

Reggie Young (December 12, 1936 – January 17, 2019) was an American guitarist. He was lead guitarist in the American Sound Studio house band, The Memphis Boys and was a leading session musician.

He played on various recordings with artists such as Elvis Presley, Merrilee Rush, B.J. Thomas, John Prine, Dusty Springfield, Herbie Mann, J.J. Cale, Dionne Warwick, Roy Hamilton, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, the Box Tops, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard, Joey Tempest, George Strait, and The Highwaymen.

Young died on January 17, 2019 at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 82.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Legendary guitarist Reggie Young — key sideman to Elvis, Waylon, Willie and more — dead at age 82". Commercial Appeal. January 18, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2019.