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Hugh Edward Thomasson, Jr.
(August 13, 1952 - September 9, 2007) was an American guitarist
A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. Guitarists may play a variety of instruments such as classical guitars, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and bass guitars. Some guitarists accompany themselves on the guitar while singing.- Versatility :The guitarist controls an extremely...
and singer, best known as a founding member of Outlaws and as a guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band prominent in spreading Southern Rock during the 1970s.Originally formed as the "Noble Five" in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1964, the band rose to worldwide recognition on the basis of its driving live performances and signature tune, Freebird...
He wrote most of the songs for the Outlaws, including "Hurry Sundown", "There Goes Another Love Song
"There Goes Another Love Song" is a song by the American Southern rock band Outlaws. Written by Hughie Thomasson and Monte Yoho, it is the opening track and lead single from the band's 1975 debut album Outlaws. It became a Top 40 hit, peaking at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100.-Background and...
," and "Green Grass and High Tides
"Green Grass and High Tides" is a song by the southern rock band Outlaws. It is the tenth and final track on the band's debut album, Outlaws. The song is one of their best known, and has received extensive play on album-oriented radio stations, although it was never released as a single...
". After Outlaws disbanded, Thomasson joined Lynyrd Skynyrd, leaving that band in 2005 to reform Outlaws. Before his passing he contributed to writing of many of Lynyrd Skynyrd's songs on their 2009 album God & Guns
-Personnel:*Johnny Van Zant – lead vocals*Daniel Maguire - guitars*Gary Rossington – guitars*Rickey Medlocke – guitars, backing vocals*Mark Matejka – guitars, backing vocals*Ean Evans – bass, backing vocals*Robert Kearns – bass, backing vocals...
, including the single "Still Unbroken."
Thomasson died in his sleep on September 9, 2007 of a heart attack
Myocardial infarction or acute myocardial infarction , commonly known as a heart attack, results from the interruption of blood supply to a part of the heart, causing heart cells to die...
in his home in Brooksville, Florida
Brooksville is an incorporated city in Hernando County, Florida, in the United States. It is the county seat of Hernando County. It is a suburban city included in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...
. He was 55 years old.