Jimmy Nolen

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Birthday
3, 1934
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Dec 18, 1983 (49)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
3, 1934
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Dec 18, 1983 (49)

About

Pioneer of the chicken scratch lead guitar style who contributed that sound to many James Brown performances.

Before Fame

He began his musical training at age nine on the violin, and was inspired by T-Bone Walker to take up guitar.

Trivia

He produced his signature chicken scratch sound by pressing strings against the fingerboard and quickly releasing them, while strumming with the opposite hand.

Family Life

He grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Associated With

His guitar technique was inspired by the work of B.B. King.