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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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SINGER VIC DAMONE HAS DIED

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Vic Damone (June 12, 1928 – February 11, 2018)

(Fox News) – Legendary crooner Vic Damone passed away
on Sunday at the age of 89. He was born Vito Rocco Farinola
in
Brooklyn, New York.

Damone entered the talent search on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent
Scouts
and won in April 1947. This led to his becoming a regular
on Godfrey’s show. He met
Milton Berle at the studio and Berle
got him work at two night clubs. By mid-1947, Damone had
signed a contract with
Mercury Records. (WIKIPEDIA)

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SINGER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1928

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Edwin John "Eddie" Fisher
(August 10, 1928 – September 22, 2010)

Singer and actor Eddie Fisher released seventeen top
ten singles in the 1950s, including "Wish You Were Here"
and "Oh! My Pa-Pa." He sold several million records over
the course of his career. He started competing in amateur
singing contests as a teenager.

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Eddie Fisher and wife Debbie Reynolds hold their
baby daughter Carrie.

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