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Fred Tackett

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Fred Tackett was born on August 4, 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Tackett has been a leading studio guitarist in Los Angeles, California, since moving there in 1967 to join up with his friend Jimmy Webb. Tackett toured with Bob Dylan and played guitar for Harry Nilsson, Willie Nelson, Gregg Allman, Jackson Browne, Tom Waits, and Leif Garrett among many others.

In addition, "I've done a lot of weird fucking records, man. I played rhythm guitar with Rodney Dangerfield on 'Twist and Shout' for the movie, Back to School. That was hysterical. I backed up Christopher Lee on a version of 'The Monster Mash' and that was pretty surreal. I remember being very, very high when we played on that. And I did a record with Cher in the seventies that sold like 40 copies on which we covered 'Rock 'n Roll Doctor.' The guys in the band have never forgiven me for that." -- Fred Tackett (August 2005)

Although he didn't become an official member of Little Feat until 1987, Tackett had been writing songs for and playing on recordings with Little Feat since 1972. Tackett plays guitar, trumpet, and mandolin for the group.

Visitor Comments:

 Webmaster (September 11, 2006)
Thank's Feat Fan. I've fixed it.
 Feat Fan (September 3, 2006)
Fred was born in Little Rock, ARKANSAS...not arizona
 John (July 3, 2009)
Fred Tacket in an intimate setting in Topanga on July 4th at 11am! 1717 Old Topanga Cyn Rd. $20 includes lunch! See Fred Tackett on the mandolin up close and personal! Pass it on! 310-455-0354
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