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HALL OF FAME GUITARIST HAS DIED AT 68

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Edward C. "Ed" King (September 14, 1949 – August 22, 2018)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) – Ed King, the former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynrd,
has died at his home in Nashville. He had been battling cancer in the months
prior to his death.

King’s family made the announcement in a Facebook post, ending with ‘We
thank his many friends and fans for their love and support of Ed during his
life and career."

The rocker played guitar for Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 and helped
write iconic songs such as, "Sweet Home Alabama."

King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006

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GUITAR LEGEND JAMES BURTON IS 79

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James Edward Burton was born in Dubberly, Louisiana.

Since the 1950s, Burton has recorded and performed with an
array of notable singers, including Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson,
Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers, Merle Haggard, Jerry Lee
Lewis, Glen Campbell, Roy Orbison, Vince Gill and the list 
goes on.

Burton has been a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
since 2001. He 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."
         

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From left: Elvis Presley and James Burton.

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James Burton (left) and Ricky Nelson (center) with bassist James Kirkland.

From 1963 with James Burton on lead guitar.

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An exchange between Sen. Joseph McCarthy (right) and Joseph
Welch (left) took place on this day in 1954. Sen. McCarthy was
confronted by Welch over his anti-communist stance. Welch
represented the Army during the Army-McCarthy hearings. 
 

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Charles John Huffam Dickens
(February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870)
 

Charles Dickens was an English writer and social
critic. He created some of the world’s best-known
fictional characters and is regarded by many as
the greatest novelist of the
Victorian era. His works
enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime,
and by the 20th century critics and scholars had
recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and
short stories enjoy lasting popularity. Dickens
suffered stroke at his home after a full day’s work
on his final novel Edwin Drood and never regained
consciousness. His ending for the unfinished book
remains unknown.

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Comedian/actor Richard Pryor was severely burned by a "free-base" mixture that exploded in his home on this day in 1980. He was hospitalized more than two months.

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On this day in 1973, Secretariat won the 105th Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths and ran the fastest 1 1/2 miles on dirt at 2:24.

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Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss) (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009)

Les Paul  was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar. He
taught himself how to play guitar, and while he is mainly known for jazz
and popular music, he had an early career in country music. Paul is
credited with many recording innovations. Although he was not the first
to use the technique, his early experiments with
overdubbing (also known
as
sound on sound), delay effects such as tape delay phasing effects and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention

Les Paul is the only person to be included in both the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame and the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

 

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He recorded with his wife Mary Ford in the 1950s, and together 
they sold millions of records.

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On this day in 1981, U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in Washington, DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr. (below). Two
police officers and Press Secretary James Brady were also wounded. 

    
    
    

   
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President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy wave from hospital
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On this day in 1867, William Seward reached a deal to purchase
Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.

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William Henry Seward
(May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872)

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A Treasury Check in the Amount of $7.2 Million for the Purchase of Alaska.

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It was on this day in 1986.

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James Francis Cagney Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986)

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James Cagney 1942 Best Actor.

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Eric Patrick Clapton is 73 years old today.

Eric Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He
is the only
three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a
solo
artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and of Cream. Clapton
has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of
all time and is
ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the "100
Greatest
Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson’s "Top 50 Guitarists of
All Time". He was also named number five in Time magazine’s list of "The 10
Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009


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On  this day in 1986, Filippino President Ferdinand E. Marcos fled
the Philippines after 20 years of rule following a tainted election.

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Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos Sr.
(September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989)

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Corazon Aquino, widow of slain opposition leader
Benigno Aquino.

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Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev criticized the late Josef Stalin
in a speech before a Communist Party congress in Moscow on
this day in 1956.

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Josef Stalin died in 1953.

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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On this day in 1836, Samuel Colt received U.S. Patent No. 138
(later 9430X) for a "revolving-cylinder pistol." It was his first
patent.

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On Feb. 25, 1964, 22-year-old Cassius Clay became the world heavyweight boxing champion, defeating Sonny Liston in an
upset.

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George Harrison (February 25, 1943-November 29, 2001)


George Harrison achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of
the Beatles, the best-selling band in history. He is often referred to
as "the quiet Beatle".

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