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Eddie Hinton (15 June 1944 - 28 July 1995) was an American songwriter and session musician best known for his work with soul and R&B singers. He played lead guitar for Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section from 1967 to 1971.

Eddie Hinton was mostly known in the music industry because of his collaborations for many well known soul artists of the late 60s and 70s. As a session guitarist, Hinton played on hit records recorded by Wilson Pickett, Arthur Conley, Aretha Franklin, Joe Tex, Solomon Burke, Percy Sledge, The Staple Singers, The Dells, Paul Kelly, Johnny Taylor, Elvis Presley, The Box Tops, R.B. Greaves, Boz Scaggs, Evie Sands, The Looking Glass, Toots Hibbert, and Otis Redding.

He toured as guitarist for R&B greats, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge and Ted Taylor. His style has a lot to do with Redding’s influence on him: an attitude towards music and a particular “hard singing”.

As a songwriter, his most well-known song is “Breakfast in Bed” which has been recorded many times, most notably by Dusty Springfield and by UB40 with Chrissie Hynde.

Edited by KeithJones on 19 Feb 2011, 20:13

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