His name may not be familiar to many but his talent left an indelible mark on the history of rock. Billy Strange wrote hits like Memories and A Little Less Conversation. His guitar playing is heard on thousands of records by the likes of the Beach Boys, Nancy Sinatra, Jan & Dean, Wanda Jackson and Nat King Cole. As an arranger and conductor, he worked with Frank Sinatra, Duane Eddy, Elvis Presley and Dean Martin. Add in the fact that he is a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and you have one of the most well rounded artists in history. Billy Strange passed away on Wednesday morning in Nashville from an undisclosed ailment. He was 81.