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Prolific studio guitarist: Hugh McCracken dies

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Prolific studio guitarist Hugh McCracken died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 70. In great demand during the 1960s, 70s and 80s, as the story goes, he was so busy during 1971 that he had to turn down Paul McCartney's invitation to join Wings. Based in New York City, McCracken was also an arranger and producer.

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