Roy Buchanan

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Birthday
23, 1939
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Aug 14, 1988 (48)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
23, 1939
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Aug 14, 1988 (48)

About

Pioneering rock guitarist who recorded with The Band, among other rock acts.

Before Fame

By fourteen, he was already recording with the country legend Dale Hawkins.

Trivia

His favorite guitar was a 1953 Fender Telecaster, which he nicknamed Nancy.

Family Life

He was one of the middle children in a family of four to Bill Buchanan, who was a sharecropper during the Depression, and his wife was Minnie Bell Reed.

Associated With

His song "Sweet Dreams" is on the soundtrack of Martin Scorcese's Oscar-winning film The Departed.