Death of Teenie Hodges

June 3, 1946 - June 22, 2014
| Age 68

Genre-defining Memphis player dies
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CHRIS TALBOTT, The Associated Press

Teenie Hodges, the diminutive guitarist and "Take Me to the River" songwriter who became a towering figure in the Memphis music scene, has died. He was 68.

Longtime friend and Royal Studio owner Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell said Tuesday that Hodges died Sunday night from complications of emphysema at a Dallas hospital. Hodges fell ill during a trip to the South By Southwest music festival in March and had been hospitalized with pneumonia since.

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