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Hugh McCracken

R.I.P. Hugh McCracken, Renowned Session Guitarist

by Paul Cashmere on March 30, 2013

in News

Renowned session musician, guitarist Hugh McCracken has lost his battle with Leukemia.

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Hugh McCracken

McCracken was one of the most sought after session guys on the planet. He played on Paul McCartney ‘Ram’ and Wings ‘Red Rose Speedway’, John Lennon ‘Double Fantasy’, Aretha Franklin ‘Young, Gifted and Black’, Marie Gabrielle, ‘Restless Angel’, Peter Allen ‘Tenterfield Saddle’, Bette Midler’s debut, Hall & Oates ‘Abandoned Luncheonette’, Van Morrison ‘T.B. Sheets’, Paul Simon ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’, Steely Dan ‘Katy Lied’, Billy Joel ‘The Stranger’ as well as other albums for Carly Simon, Foreigner, B.B. King, Roberta Flack, Neil Diamond, Yoko Ono, Graham Parker, Gordon Lightfoot, Janis Ian and Dr John.

Hugh McCracken co-produced the 2005 Marie Gabrielle album ‘Restless Angel’. “I am devastated beyond words at the departure of my dearest friend, hero, mentor and angel…Hugh McCracken RIP my friend….I Looooooooooovvvvvveeee uuuuuuuu,” she posted on Facebook.

Carole King posted, “So sad to lose Hugh McCracken. Deepest condolences to friends and family of this great New York cat”.

Hugh McCracken died on March 28, 2013.

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