Guitarist Reggie Younger, a Memphis- and Nashville-based session participant whose signature licks outlined hit information from Elvis, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and plenty of extra, has died. He was 82.
Buddy and fellow Nashville Cats session musician David Briggs mentioned Younger died Thursday at his residence in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Younger began his illustrious profession in Memphis, the place he was an in-demand session participant working with acclaimed producer Chips Moman, and opened for the Beatles with the Invoice Black Combo in 1964. At Moman’s American Studio in Memphis, he performed the signature sitar intro on “Hooked on a Feeling,” by B.J. Thomas, and performed guitar on “Son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield, “Candy Caroline” by Neil Diamond, and “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley.
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After transferring to Nashville within the 1970s, he turned a part of the Nashville Cats session gamers recording a whole bunch of songs for prime nation stars. Younger added guitar to No. 1 information together with “Luckenbach, Texas,” by Jennings, “Pancho and Lefty” by Nelson and Merle Haggard and “At all times On My Thoughts,” by Nelson.
When the Highwaymen tremendous group fashioned between Nelson, Jennings, Johnny Money, and Kris Kristofferson, Younger performed on their No. 1 information and even toured with them.
His first-ever album, containing a set of hits he performed on from Memphis to Nashville, was due out later this month via London-based report label Ace.