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James Burton

American guitarist

James Burton

American guitarist
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birthday
21st
August, 1939
Birth Place
Dubberly, Louisiana, United States
Birth Sign
leo
Biography

James Edward Burton (born August 21, 1939, in Dubberly, Louisiana) is an American guitarist. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2001 (his induction speech was given by longtime fan Keith Richards), Burton has also been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Critic Mark Demming writes that “Burton has a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest guitar pickers in either country or rock … Burton is one of the best guitar players to ever touch a fretboard.” He is ranked number 19 in Rolling Stone list of 100 Greatest Guitarists.
Since the 1950s, Burton has recorded and performed with an array of singers, including Bob Luman, Dale Hawkins, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley (and leader of Presley’s TCB Band), The Everly Brothers,Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, John Denver, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Judy Collins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Claude King, Elvis Costello, Joe Osborn, Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell, Hoyt Axton, Townes Van Zandt,Steve Young, Vince Gill, and Suzi Quatro.

instruments played
Guitar
Associated Acts

TCB Band, Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, Emmylou Harris, John Denver, The Strangers

Genres

Rock and roll, rockabilly, country, country rock

Years Active

1952 present

Name

James Burton

Nationality

United States of America

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