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Hughie Thomasson

Thomasson performing in the 1970s
Background information
Birth name Hugh Edward Thomasson, Jr.
Born 13 August 1952(1952-08-13)
Tampa, Florida, USA
Died 9 September 2007 (aged 55)
Brooksville, Florida, USA
Genres Southern rock, hard rock, blues-rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1967–1996, 2005–2007
Labels Arista
Associated acts Outlaws, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Hugh Edward Thomasson, Jr. (August 13, 1952 - September 9, 2007)[1] 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 passing he contributed to writing of many of Lynyrd Skynyrd's songs on the upcoming album God & Guns, including the now-released single "Still Unbroken."


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


External links

  • [1] "Southern Rock Pioneer Hughie Thomasson Dies in Florida"
  • [2] "Guitarist Remembered For Generosity"
  • [3] Outlaws official site


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