BirthMay 11 1938
Passed awayApr 14 2017
Cause of deathOther Cause
Bruce Langhorne, the musician who inspired the Bob Dylan song “Mr. Tambourine Man,” died April 14, 2017, he was 78.
Langhorne was well known in the 1960s Greenwich Village scene as a session musician for folk albums and performances. He played guitar and percussion instruments.
Langhorne played on the classic Dylan albums, “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan,” which was released in 1963 and on 1965’s “Bringing It All Back Home.” He played the lead guitar parts on “Subterranean Homesick Blues” and “Maggie’s Farm.”
Langhorne learned to play the violin as a child and was considered a prodigy. He lost three fingers in his right hand at the age of 12 when he was lighting a homemade rocket. This contributed to his unique sound on guitar.
He was a great and passionate musician. During his career, he had the chance to worked with a lot of performers.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Janet Bachelor.
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