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Mason Williams (August 24, 1938 in Abilene, Texas) is an American guitarist and composer, best known for his popular guitar instrumental "Classical Gas". Williams wrote for the Smothers Brothers show and is also an eclectic poet and lyricist.

Mason Williams emerged in the late 1960s as a strong force in television and music circles. In 1968 he won two Grammy awards for his unique composition for guitar, "Classical Gas". That same year he also won an Emmy award for his… read more

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  • Avatar for sbirkoff
    Vote for new pictures :)
  • Avatar for B-AIRLINE
    FANTASTIC TRACK
  • Avatar for wagerfilm
    The Mason Williams Phonograph Record remains one of my favorite easy listening albums.
  • Avatar for reagan0
    I just transferred my old vinyl copy of The Mason Williams Phonograph Record to MP3. I wish I'd done this years ago. My God! He's a musical genius!
  • Avatar for pratiks
    Classical Gas is a wonderful album
  • Avatar for Quarex
    Do you ever wonder how this got arbitrarily attributed to Eric Clapton in the first place? I did not even know what the song was called until I finally found an instrumental rock compilation with it, so that was when I learned Mason Williams' name.
  • Avatar for jaaviiH
    classical gas ! :D
  • Avatar for x_ecliptica_x
    lovee classical gas !! thanks frasier. =]
  • Avatar for cathytaffy
    <3
  • Avatar for rotonder
    this song appear like Classical Guitar too, by Eric Clapton. Just beatiful...

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