Country Guitarist Dead at 69

Guitarist Steve Ripley, leader of the country-rock band the Tractorsdied Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was 69. In addition to the Tractors, which has their biggest hit with 1994’s “Baby Likes To Rock,” Ripley played guitar with Bob Dylan,and produced music for Leon Russell, J.J. Cale, and more. He was also the inventor of the “stereo guitar,” which was used by such artists as Eddie Van Halen, Dweezil Zappa and more.

 

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