Guitarist Reggie Young , a Memphis- and Nashville-based session player whose unique licks defined hit records for Elvis Presley , Willie Nelson , Waylon Jennings , and many more, has passed away at 82 years old in his home in Nashville, TN.
He started his illustrious career in Memphis, in which he was an in-demand session player working with acclaimed producer Chips Moman, and opened up for the Beatles with the Bill Black Combo in 1964. At Moman’ s United States Studio in Memphis, he played with N. J. Thomas, the famous “Addicted to a Feeling, ”, as well as performed guitar on “Boy of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield, “ Nice Caroline” by Neil Gemstone, and “ Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley.
After moving to Nashville in the 1970s, he grew to become part of the Nashville Cats program that recorded hundreds of records for top country stars. May this legend rest in peace.