Guitarist, musical icon Chet Atkins dies at 77
July 1, 2001 5:04 AM   Subscribe

Guitarist, musical icon Chet Atkins dies at 77 Chet Atkins, whose guitar style influenced a generation of rock musicians even as he helped develop an easygoing country style to compete with it, died Saturday. He was 77. "And another bites the dust."
posted by bjgeiger (1 comment total)
I have two autographs,one from les paul(letter he wrote to my uncle) and one from Chet (again a letter to my uncle) whilst young, I used to make tapes, funny radio shows, interviews etc. and always used chet and his screaming get-tar for an intro, jeez, 20 years old this tape. Man where losing to many, to quick.
posted by clavdivs at 8:35 AM on July 1, 2001

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