Roy Buchanan

American blues musician (1939–1988) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Leroy "Roy" Buchanan (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988) was an American guitarist and blues musician. A pioneer of the Telecaster sound,[1] Buchanan worked as a sideman and as a solo artist, with two gold albums early in his career[2] and two later solo albums that made it to the Billboard chart. He never achieved stardom, but is considered a highly influential guitar player.[3] Guitar Player praised him as having one of the "50 Greatest Tones of All Time."[1] He appeared on the PBS music program Austin City Limits in 1977 (season 2).

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Roy Buchanan
Buchanan performing at the Pinecrest Country Club, Shelton, Connecticut, 1978
Buchanan performing at the Pinecrest
Country Club, Shelton, Connecticut, 1978
Background information
Birth nameLeroy Buchanan
Born(1939-09-23)September 23, 1939
Ozark, Arkansas, U.S.
DiedAugust 14, 1988(1988-08-14) (aged 48)
Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.
GenresBlues, blues rock, electric blues, rock and roll, rockabilly, country, jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Instrument(s)Guitar, vocals
Years active1955–1988
LabelsPolydor, Atlantic, Alligator
Burial placeColumbia Gardens Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
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