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John Aloysius Fahey
Birth: Feb. 28, 1939
Takoma Park
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 2001
Salem
Marion County
Oregon, USA

Ground breaking guitarist who's influence spread from the folk underground to the fringes of avant-garde rock. A true innovator and eccentric. John Fahey was an accomplished guitarist by his teens. He made his first album in 1959, ascribing part of it to "Blind Joe Death." He continued to make music and was a key influence on Leo Kottke, Peter Lang and George Winston along with other musicians. He was a writer (How Bluegrass Music Destroyed My Life, a memoir), a record label owner, recording artist and performer. He battled chronic fatigue syndrom, alcoholism and diabetes; dropping out of the music business and living homeless in Oregon. He had a short come back in the early 1990's before his death following by-pass surgery. (bio by: RB) 
 
Burial:
Restlawn Memory Gardens
West Salem
Polk County
Oregon, USA
 
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Originally Created by: RB
Record added: Apr 10, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6334954
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