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Died On This Date (March 10, 2008) Barry “Byrd” Burton / Amazing Rhythm Aces

Posted by themusicsover on March 10, 2010

Barry “Byrd” Burton
DOB Unknown – March 10, 2008

Byrd Burton is best remembered for his time as guitarist for popular country rock band, the Amazing Rhythm Aces.  Burton’s guitar talents can be heard on such records as their 1975 hit single, and their 1976 Grammy-winning “The End is Not in Sight (The Cowboy Tune).”  Burton left the band in 1977 and went on to have a successful career as a session player.  In the studio, he played on records by the likes of Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, as well as on Don Williams’ “Tulsa Time.”  He was also in the touring bands of Brooks & Dunn, Dolly Parton and Dan Fogelberg.  In 1999, Burton learned that he had leukemia but fought it into remission for the next several years.  It returned in 2007, and on March 10, 2008 he died as a result of the disease.  He was 61 years old.



One Response to “Died On This Date (March 10, 2008) Barry “Byrd” Burton / Amazing Rhythm Aces”

  1. Mike Schrimpf said

    “I miss him” doesn’t even begin to discribe what I feel for him every single day. I KNOW I will re-unite with him in heaven some day.
    That’s the only thing that keeps me from weeping every day.
    Mike

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