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Chip Young Dies At 76

December 22, 2014 | People

A month after a triple bypass surgery legendary guitarist Chip Young passed away last Saturday. Born Jerry Marvin Stembridge in Atlanta in 1938, Young got his start as a prodigy of Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins. Besides all his work with Elvis he played on hits like Dolly Parton's Jolene and Billy Swan's I Can Help, but also played for the likes of Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tony Joe White and many more. In 2009, Young was inducted into the National Thumpickers Hall of Fame. A year later he was honored as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Nashville Cats: A Celebration of Music City Musicians series.