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Author:  Jonmark
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Date:  9/2/2008 4:31:40 PM
Subject:  Jerry Reed
I only met him once. And I was in awe. Not because he was a celebrity, but because he is legendary to many guitarists. Fast, clean, and precise. When players like Chet Atkins and Glen Campbell refer to licks they learned from Reed... let that sink in for a moment.

I had known he was sick. Just a couple of years ago, someone close to him told me he couldn't play any more. And it broke my heart.

On the local news here a few months back, Jerry was presented an armed services award for his tireless work in behalf of our veterans. He proudly said he intended to push aside a Grammy in the display case for it.
He was truly one of a kind.

 Jerry Reed by Jonmark at 9/2/2008 4:31:40 PM
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