This day (August 14, 1988), in Fairfax, Virginia, died Roy Buchanan, an American guitarist, blues musician and pioneer of the Telecaster sound.
Wikipedia : This day (August 14, 1988), in Fairfax, Virginia, died Roy Buchanan, an American guitarist, blues musician and pioneer of the Telecaster sound.
Roy Buchanan : On the road and recording with Dale Hawkins by his teens, Buchanan became the law of the land around the Washington, D.C., area by the mid-to-late ’60s. His use of the Fender Telecaster, using high harmonic squeals in place of feedback and distortion, was part and parcel of rock guitar’s vocabulary by the early ’70s.
Cascade Blues : Sometimes it’s funny how death can bring up images of enjoyable memories. Ten years ago, (in 1988) I was planning a trip to visit my sister, then living in Norfolk, Virginia, with a side trip planned for Washington, DC. While making our final preparations, I heard the news of the death of guitar player Roy Buchanan, at age 48.
@last.fm : In 1957, Buchanan made his recording debut, playing the solo on Dale Hawkins’ “My Babe” for Chicago’s Chess Records. Three years later, Buchanan headed north to Canada, where he took charge of the guitar role in Ronnie Hawkins’ band (a group later to gain fame as The Band).
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