Bobby Thompson (musician)

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Bobby Thompson (born Robert Clark Thompson; July 5, 1937 – May 18, 2005)[1] was an American banjoist and guitarist. He worked as a session musicians from the 1960s through 1980s. He recorded with Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Neil Young, Perry Como, among others.

Thompson was born in Converse, South Carolina.[2] In the late 1960s, he joined his fellow session musicians, Weldon Myrick, Charlie McCoy to form Area Code 615.[3][2]

He died in 2005 at the age of 67.

Selected discography[edit]

With The Monkees

With Dottie West

With The Everly Brothers

With Donna Fargo

With Hank Wilson

With Tom Rapp / Pearls Before Swine

With Ferlin Husky

With The Pointer Sisters

With Jimmy Buffett

With Johnny Cash


With Jerry Lee Lewis

With Hank Williams Jr.

With Neil Young


  1. ^ The Encyclopedia of Popular Music
  2. ^ a b Weisberger, Jon (June 2, 2005). "Bobby Thompson, 1937-2005". Nashville Scene. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2006). Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Albums, 6th edition. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-166-7.

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