Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Jerry Reed, R. I. P.

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

iWon News - Singer-actor Jerry Reed dies at the age of 71: "NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jerry Reed, a singer who became a good ol' boy actor in car chase movies like 'Smokey and the Bandit,' has died of complications from emphysema at 71.

His longtime booking agent, Carrie Moore-Reed, no relation to the star, said Reed died early Monday.

'He's one of the greatest entertainers in the world. That's the way I feel about him,' Moore-Reed said.

Reed was a gifted guitarist who later became a songwriter, singer and actor."


Mike said...

Jerry Reed was a guitar genius. He could come up with so many new ideas so fast that you had to stand back to keep from getting buried under them. A one-of-a-kind player, you couldn't mistake anybody else for him. I've gotten many bruised knuckles trying to learn some of his songs. I'm going to miss him and his music.

Bill Crider said...

He was amazing, all right.