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Born on September 23, 1939, as Leroy Buchanan in Ozark, Arkansas, USA. He died on August 14, 1988 (aged 48) in Fairfax, Virginia, USA – he committed suicide in a prison cell.
Active in the years 1958-1988 guitarist and vocalist … Blues, Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Country and Country-rock … He recorded for Polydor, Atlantic and Alligator. He cooperated, among others with Robbie Robertson, Danny Gatton, Dale Hawkins, Danny Deever, The Snakestretchers …
Recognized as the pioneer of “Sound of Telecaster”. Sideman and solo artist, author of two “golden” albums from the initial period of his career and the next two classified in the Billboard ranking. Although he never achieved his due fame, he is considered one of the most influential guitarists – 57th place in the Rolling Stone ranking for “100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time”, and Guitar Player praised him as one of the “50 Greatest Tones of all Time”.
Roy Buchanan the King of ” Telecaster” Live At The Rockpalast.