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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.
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...
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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...
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Museum showcases rock 'n' roll history

...past with an exhibition of artifacts from national and local acts. Included are the pedal steel guitar Augusta native Peter Drake played on the George Harrison album All Things Must Pass, a faded crown that was once part of a James Brown stage ensemble...
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...
Biotech firms turning mice into drug making factories

...of human antibodies to treat disease like cancers, infectious diseases, and allergies in the next 10 years," said Peter Drake, managing director of equity research at Prudential Securities. Medarex and Abgenix have also signed deals with companies...
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Awards show included Georgia's best, some less

...Band, won the pioneer award. The nonperformer award was not presented this year. Two Augustans, Jessye Norman and Pete Drake, had been in the final nominations in different categories. DEAN RAMSEY BENEFIT: Augusta musicians long have been...
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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...
Famous Augustans

...themselves Dixie Grit), but it became one of the nation's premiere rock groups as The Dregs in the '70s. Augusta's Pete Drake's "talking" steel guitar was heard on his hit single "Forever." He was recorded strumming along with folk-rock...
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Serenade by Munchkin is rare, memorable occasion

...HARGROVE: Rose Drake, the widow of steel guitar legend Pete Drake, e-mailed me the obituary profile written by Robert...Hargrove was discovered in Nashville, Tenn., by Pete Drake, who signed her to his music publishing company and...
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