Eddie Hinton

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Edward Craig Hinton, 15 June 1944, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, d. 28 July 1995, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Guitarist Eddie Hinton’s professional reputation was largely built around his session work. Having originally played on the club circuit of the southern states of America, he moved to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, in the mid-60s. Between 1967 and 1971 he was a principal member of the Muscle Shoals Sound house band, performing with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Percy Sledge, Joe Tex and many more. Although best known for his skilful guitar playing, Hinton was also proficient on several other instruments, including bass, drums and keyboards. His studio expertise saw him work as a producer, and he also wrote songs for others. His compositions included ‘Choo Choo Train’ (Box Tops), ‘Breakfast In Bed’ (Dusty Springfield and UB40) and ‘It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right’ (Percy Sledge). He...

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