Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Country Music's "Guitar Man" Jerry Reed dies at age 71


The Grammy award-winning session and tour guitarist Jerry Reed has died at the age of 71. As well as playing with Chet Atkins, Joan Baez and Ringo Starr, writing songs for Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Brenda Lee, Jerry Reed also found time to be an actor, and famously appeared alongside Burt Reynolds as The Snowman in the Smokey and the Bandit movies.

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