Virtuoso electric guitarist Lonnie Mack died last Thursday at the age of 74. In 1963 he recorded the groundbreaking electric guitar instrumentals “Memphis,” “Wham!”, “Chicken Pickin,” and “Suzie Q” and is considered the father of the “Blues Rock” genre.
“Lonnie Mack, Singer and Guitarist Who Pioneered Blues-Rock, Dies at 74,” William Grimes, New York Times
“Lonnie Mack, Blues-Rock Guitar Great, Dead at 74,” Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone
“Pioneering Guitarist Lonnie Mack Dead at 74,” Guitar World
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