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James Burton
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James Burton Live in Concert - 2009
Background information
Born (1939-08-31) 31 August 1939 (ageĀ 82)
Minden, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres Rock and roll, country
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active since 1952
Associated acts Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson

James Burton (born August 21, 1939, in Minden, Louisiana) is an American musician. He is most famous as a guitar player and has played with many famous singers including: Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, John Denver, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Costello, Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell and the Everly Brothers.

In 2001 Burton was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation makes a special "Telecaster" electric guitar which is named after James Burton.

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