Thomasson performing in the 1970s
|Birth name||Hugh Edward Thomasson, Jr.|
August 13, 1952|
Buchanan, Virginia, United States
|Died||September 9, 2007
|Genres||Southern rock, hard rock, blues rock|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, banjo|
|Associated acts||Outlaws, Lynyrd Skynyrd|
|Hughie Thomasson signature Fender Stratocaster, Custom-made "Pearlcaster" by Ed Roman Guitars|
Thomasson wrote many of the songs for the Outlaws, including most of their more popular songs like "Hurry Sundown", "There Goes Another Love Song," and "Green Grass and High Tides". Although other band members (especially Henry Paul in the early 70's lineup) contributed songs and sang lead vocals as well, Hughie was, in many ways, the real heart and soul of the Outlaws. After Outlaws disbanded, Thomasson joined Lynyrd Skynyrd, leaving that band in 2005 to reform Outlaws. Before his death he contributed to writing of many of Lynyrd Skynyrd's songs on their 2009 album God & Guns, including the single "Still Unbroken."
- Flippo, Chet (September 11, 2007). "Southern Rock Pioneer Hughie Thomasson Dies in Florida Guitarist Founded the Outlaws and Later Joined Lynyrd Skynyrd". CMT News. 2010 MTV Networks. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
- Social Security Death Index
- "Southern Rock Pioneer Hughie Thomasson Dies in Florida"
- "Guitarist Remembered For Generosity"
- Hughie Thomasson official site
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