Wes Montgomery

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Wes Montgomery
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Wes Montgomery, 1965
Background information
Birth nameJohn Leslie Montgomery
Born(1923-03-06)March 6, 1923
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
DiedJune 15, 1968(1968-06-15) (aged 45)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1947–1968
LabelsPacific Jazz, Riverside, Verve, A&M
Associated actsLionel Hampton, Montgomery Brothers, Jimmy Smith
Websitewesmontgomery.com

John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery (March 6, 1923 – June 15, 1968) was an American jazz guitarist.[1] He was of the most important guitarists of the 20th century.

Montgomery died of a heart attack on June 15, 1968, while at home in Indianapolis.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Yanow, Scott. "Wes Montgomery". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  2. "Wes Montgomery Obituaries". web.archive.org. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2019.