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Chet Atkins

Guitarist, Country Musician, Business (20-Jun-1924 — 30-Jun-2001)


Chet Atkins; with Bill Neely. Country Gentleman. Chicago, IL: Henry Regnery Company. 1974. 226pp.

Chet Atkins; Russ Cochran. Chet Atkins: Me and My Guitars. Hal Leonard Corporation. 2003. 186pp. With Atkins' close friend of 40 years.

Red O'Donnell. Chet Atkins. Nashville, TN: Athens Music Co.. 1967. 54pp.


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  6. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.37)

  7. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.25)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.31)

  9. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.20)

  10. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.20)

  11. International Who's Who in Music: Popular Music (p.21)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.25)

  13. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.132)

  14. The Encyclopedia of Country Music (p.20)

  15. Legends in Their Own Time (p.13)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.343)

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