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James Burton Inducted In Fender Hall of Fame

May 20, 2008 | People
James Burton will be the first musician ever to be inducted in the Fender Hall of Fame. The Fender Hall of Fame was created to honor and keep the memories alive of FMIC innovators and former leaders fresh in the minds of FMIC employees, to inspire those who follow in their footsteps, and to differentiate Fender from all others.

“It’s important that we pay tribute to the individuals who—through their creativity, genius and dedication–designed and built the instruments and company that changed the way the world experiences music,” said Bill Mendello, chief executive officer and president of the board for FMIC last year. “Because of their efforts, Fender enjoys the rich history and legacy that we so cherish today.” The inaugural class includes: Clarence “Leo” Fender, Charlie Hayes, Donald D. Randall, William C. “Bill” Schultz, Freddie Tavares and Forrest White.

This new induction is proof again of the historic roll James Burton played for Fender and modern music in general.

FLASHBOY wrote on May 21, 2008
If someone deserve it it's James Burton. A legend with a capital L
Harvey Alexander wrote on May 22, 2008
Why is this being reported now? It happened last August!
Peter @ ElvisMatters wrote on June 03, 2008
It's the FENDER Hall of Fame - and that's for this year :-)