Songwriter/guitarist Joe South has died at the age of 72. Known for composing the likes of “Hush,” which was a hit for Deep Purple, and Billy Joe Royal’s classic “Down in the Boondocks,” South also had a run as a studio player. From the Los Angeles Times:
(He) worked as a session musician, playing guitar on Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools,” Bob Dylan’s “Blonde on Blonde,” Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence” and albums by Eddy Arnold, Marty Robbins and other country, R&B and rock bands.
Read more at the L.A. Times.