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Memphis Horns Trumpet Player Wayne Jackson Dies at 74

Sad news, trumpet player Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns passed away yesterday in Memphis at the age of 74 after suffering congestive heart failure, according to the Associated Press.

Along with late saxophonist Andrew Love, Wayne made up the Memphis Horns who recorded hits with Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, and Dusty Springfield just to name a few — including Presley’s “Suspicious Minds”, Neil Diamond‘s “Sweet Caroline” and Al Green‘s “Let’s Stay Together.”

In the ’80s you could hear their work on records by Peter Gabriel (“Sledgehammer”), as well as tracks by U2 (“Rescue Me” with Bob Dylan) and Steve Winwood (“Higher Love”) and the duo also toured during that time with Joe Cocker, Rod Stewart and the Doobie Brothers.

Take a look at some of the tributes to Jackson below:

Below is the message Wayne’s wife, Amy, posted to his Facebook page:

Read more about Wayne, the Memphis Horns and his passing HERE.

–Joe Cingrana/WCBS-FM

 

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