Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith

American country musician, songwriter and producer (1921-2014)

Arthur Smith (April 1, 1921 – April 3, 2014) was an American musician and songwriter. Smith was a textile mill worker who became a celebrated and respected country music instrumental composer, guitarist, fiddler, and banjo player who had a major hit with the instrumental "Guitar Boogie".

Arthur Smith
Born(1921-04-01)April 1, 1921
Clinton, South Carolina, US
OriginSouth Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina
DiedApril 3, 2014(2014-04-03) (aged 93)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation(s)Composer, performer, producer
InstrumentsGuitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, accordion

He died at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina at the age of 93.[1]

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  1. "Charlotte's Arthur Smith, who wrote 'Dueling Banjos,' died Thursday at 93 |". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-06.