Famed guitarist James Burton was slightly injured yesterday in a wreck in Shreveport. Burton, 68, was driving on Murphy Street when another driver hit his truck at the intersection at Pete Harris Drive. Both drivers said they had the green light, police said. Burton and the other driver both were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Burton, who has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has played with some of the biggest stars in music. Among them: Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, Emmylou Harris and Roy Orbison.
Update October 20, 2007:
Elvis Matters received good news from Shreveport, Louisiana; James Burton is doing fine. His wife Louise emailed them and said that we did not have to worry about James: he's OK. His recording and concert schedule remains intact.
James Burton Injured In Car Accident - UpdatedOctober 20, 2007 | People Source:Elvis Information Network
byebye wrote on October 18, 2007
Gotta be careful at those intersections out there... In Sweden they have this roundabout construction frenzy, wich makes it more safe, but anoying as hell to drive in. Anyway, hoping for quick a recovery for you James.
Sylvain wrote on October 18, 2007
Get well soon James.
bray1977 wrote on October 19, 2007
Sure hope James is OK. Get well soon James we cant do without you.
Nimy wrote on October 19, 2007
Be careful James. I have seen you two weeks ago at the Palais de Congrès in Paris and I wish to see you again with the TCB Band on stage.
Woody wrote on October 20, 2007
Good news to hear James is ok, he's one of the greatest.
L,POOL KID wrote on October 22, 2007
james,hope you are o.k.,wish you a speedy recovery.don't forget your'e still tcb.
panda wrote on October 25, 2007
get well soon james all the best
Greg Nolan wrote on October 29, 2007
Best wishes and prayers to one of the main cogs of Elvis' great (and still under-rated) '70s sound! Rock on, JB!