Barry Beckett, Muscle Shoals Musician, Dies at 66

June 16, 2009


By BRUCE WEBER
Published: June 16, 2009

Barry BeckettBarry Beckett, an Alabama-born keyboardist who helped create the distinctly Southern amalgamation of rhythm and blues, soul and country that became known as the Muscle Shoals sound, and who as a producer recorded a wide range of music with Bob Dylan, Kenny Chesney, Bob Seger, Dire Straits and others, died on Wednesday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., north of Nashville. He was 66.

The cause was complications of a stroke, his son Matthew said.

Click here to read the entire NY Times Obituary.

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