Hughie Thomasson

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Hughie Thomasson
HughieThomasson06.jpg
Thomasson performing in the 1970s
Background information
Birth nameHugh Edward Thomasson, Jr.
Born(1952-08-13)13 August 1952
Tampa, Florida, United States
Died9 September 2007(2007-09-09) (aged 55)
Brooksville, Florida
United States
GenresSouthern rock, hard rock, blues rock
OccupationsMusician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals, banjo
Years active1967-2007
LabelsArista
Associated actsOutlaws, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Website[1]
Notable instruments
Hughie Thomasson signature Fender Stratocaster, Custom-made "Pearlcaster" by Ed Roman Guitars[1]
 
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Hughie Thomasson
HughieThomasson06.jpg
Thomasson performing in the 1970s
Background information
Birth nameHugh Edward Thomasson, Jr.
Born(1952-08-13)13 August 1952
Tampa, Florida, United States
Died9 September 2007(2007-09-09) (aged 55)
Brooksville, Florida
United States
GenresSouthern rock, hard rock, blues rock
OccupationsMusician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals, banjo
Years active1967-2007
LabelsArista
Associated actsOutlaws, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Website[1]
Notable instruments
Hughie Thomasson signature Fender Stratocaster, Custom-made "Pearlcaster" by Ed Roman Guitars[1]

Hugh Edward Thomasson, Jr. (August 13, 1952 - September 9, 2007)[2][3] was an American guitarist and singer, best known as a founding member of Outlaws and as a guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd.

He wrote most of the songs for the Outlaws, including "Hurry Sundown", "There Goes Another Love Song," and "Green Grass and High Tides". After Outlaws disbanded, Thomasson joined Lynyrd Skynyrd, leaving that band in 2005 to reform Outlaws. Before his death he contributed to writing of many of Lynyrd Skynyrd's songs on their 2009 album God & Guns, including the single "Still Unbroken."

Thomasson died in his sleep on September 9, 2007 of a heart attack in his home in Brooksville, Florida. He was 55 years old.

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