Barney Kessel

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Birthday
17, 1923
Birthplace
Muskogee, OK
Death Date
May 6, 2004 (80)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
17, 1923
Birthplace
Muskogee, OK
Death Date
May 6, 2004 (80)

About

Jazz guitarist and member of the group of session musicians called Wrecking Crew.

Before Fame

He began touring as a teenager with various dance bands and went on to work with artists like Chico Marx.

Trivia

He played "Mr. Spock's Theme" on bass for the television series Star Trek.

Family Life

His sons, David and Daniel, also became session musicians.

Associated With

He was greatly admired by The Who guitarist Pete Townshend, who wrote and recorded a song called "To Barney Kessel."