Remembering The Memphis Boys' Reggie Young

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Remembering The Memphis Boys' Reggie Young

Reggie Young, a guitarist with The Memphis Boys, died Thursday, January 17. Young played with Elvis during his American Sound Studio sessions, which yielded hits like "Suspicious Minds," "In the Ghetto," "Kentucky Rain" and "Rubberneckin.'"

Young served in house bands for two Memphis studios, Hi Records and American Sound, and it was at American Sound that he was a member of The Memphis Boys. The Memphis Boys played on countless hit songs and albums, including Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man," "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond and "The Letter" by The Box Tops.

Young also served as a session musician in Nashville and played on hits like "Always on My Mind" by Willie Nelson, "Pancho & Lefty" by Merle Haggard, "Luckenbach, Texas," by Waylon Jennings and "Family Tradition" by Hank Williams Jr. In his seven-decade career, he proved to be a versatile player, recording everything including rock 'n' roll, country, blues and gospel.

January and February 2019 mark the 50th anniversary of Elvis' sessions with The Memphis Boys at American Sound Studio.

Reggie Young was a guest at several Elvis celebrations here at Graceland. Here is a clip from an interview with him at Graceland in 2009.

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