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Augustan gets place in Hall of Fame

Native Augustan Pete Drake, known for producing top- selling records and playing his steel...steel guitars for an exhibit a few years ago.Roddis Franklin "Pete" Drake, born in Augusta on Oct. 8, 1932, the son of a Pentecostal minister...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/ramblin-rhodes/2010-09-08/augustan-gets-p
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Beatles admired country

...brought to mind the late record producer and musician Pete Drake, an Augustan who played pedal steel guitar on Mr. Harrison's...classic 1970 album All Things Must Pass. Roddis Franklin "Pete" Drake was born in Augusta on Oct. 8, 1932, the son of a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/14/app_326108.shtml
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Music producer was a friend to many

...humming and singing songs that he brought to fruition. Mr. Lowery was mentor to Ray Stevens, Mac Davis, Joe South, Pete Drake, Freddy Weller, Billy Joe Royal, Jerry Reed, Tommy Roe and Atlanta Rhythm Section vocalists Buddy Buie and J.R...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/24/rho_420067.shtml
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Ramblin' Rhodes: Musicians have memories of Dylan

...Over the years, I've interviewed several people who had some good Dylan stories to tell. Here are some of them: PETE DRAKE: The Augusta native and steel guitarist played on three of Mr. Dylan's Nashville recordings, John Wesley Harding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/08/17/rho_92797.shtml
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Director seeks way for celebrity display

...blues icon Blind Willie McTell, pro wrestler and reality TV star Hulk Hogan, Lay Lady Lay pedal steel guitar player Pete Drake, Gone With the Wind actress Butterfly McQueen, Tobacco Road author Erskine Caldwell, Western movie character actor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/20/met_508305.shtml
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Musicians Hall of Fame opens in Nashville

...Nashville or Muscle Shoals, Ala. That weepy steel guitar on Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay"? The late session ace Pete Drake. The funky beat on the Chili Peppers' "Give It Away"? The band's drummer Chad Smith, who has worked with many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/12/mus_85005.shtml
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Local and area briefs

...soul singer Dave Prater (of Sam and Dave) and country bandleader Boots Woodall. Posthumous - pedal steel guitarist Pete Drake, jazzman W.O. Smith, studio owner Sam Wilhoit and Mr. Woodall. One nominee from each category will be inducted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/13/met_212876.shtml
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American rock artists introduced Elvis Costello to country music

...contains country & western music and may cause offence to narrow minded listeners." He worked with native Augustan Pete Drake, a steel guitarist, on that album. "Pete played on the first sessions I ever did in Nashville; a version of Hank...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/11/rho_80946.shtml
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Many famous musicians once called Augusta home

...still performs regularly.Other notable musicians with Augusta ties include Amy Grant, who was born in Augusta; Sharon Jones of Dap-Kings fame; popular indie rock act Dead Confederate and producer/pedal steel guitar master Pete Drake.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/entertainment/2010-04-04/many-famous-musi
Augusta's first successful radio station showcased local talent

...Beaucoup of Blues album. That was the first time a Beatle recorded in America. That was because of native Augustan Pete Drake, who produced that album and played steel guitar on it. Mr. Drake, whose relatives still live in the area, had met...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/23/rho_456826.shtml
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