This jazz and studio guitar great played on hundreds of recordings including Phil Spector's "River Deep-Mountain High" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," Julie London's "Cry Me A River," and many of the Coasters' hits and was known for beig one of the weirdest dudes in the business.

Name
Barney Kessel
Birthday
October 17, 1923
Age
80
Died on
Thursday, May 6th, 2004
Famous
Confirmed
Tuesday, April 28th, 1998
Barney Kessel
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Guess the Stiff!

When Gidget used to squeal "Daddy'll just die!" she didn't know how right she was. He just died.

(d) February 11th, 1997