James Burton (II)

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Born in Minden, Louisiana, on August 21, 1939, James Burton began playing guitar at the age of thirteen, and turned professional the following year. His first recorded track was the Dale Hawkins hit, "Susie Q", in 1957. His dynamic rockabilly style of playing brought him to the attention of television star-turned-singer Ricky Nelson, who hired ... See full bio »

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The Guardian Guitar - Chicago Catz
Heart Like a Wheel Guitar Player, Tex's Band
The Monkees Music Department


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 2009 Wonderful World
 2006/I The Guardian
Guitar - Chicago Catz
 1983 Heart Like a Wheel
Guitar Player, Tex's Band
 1957-1966 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)
Lead Guitarist / James
- Ozzie, the Babysitter (1966) ... Lead Guitarist (uncredited)
- Rick's Assistant (1966) ... Lead Guitarist (uncredited)
- Ozzie-a-Go-Go (1966) ... Lead Guitarist (uncredited)
- Wally's Traffic Ticket (1966) ... Lead Guitarist (uncredited)
- The Ghost Town (1965) ... Lead Guitarist (uncredited)
 1965 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Lead Guitarist
- Partying Is Such Sweet Sorrow (1965) ... Lead Guitarist (uncredited)
 1957 Carnival Rock
Guitar Player (uncredited)
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In 1969, Elvis Presley asked him to put together a band for his comeback to live performances. Burton agreed to do it and went on to create Elvis' famed "TCB Band", with whom he played lead guitar in more than 1000 Presley concerts, between 1969 and 1977. See more »

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