Danny Gatton (September 4, 1945 - October 4, 1994)
was an American guitarist who fused rockabilly, jazz,
and country styles to create his own distinctive style
of playing. A biography, Unfinished Business: The Life
and Times of Danny Gatton by Ralph Heibutzki, was
published in 2003. It has a voluminous discography.
When Rolling Stone magazine selected the 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time in 2003, senior editor David
Fricke ranked Gatton 63rd on his ballot.
On May 26, 2010, Gibson.com ranked Gatton as the
27th best guitarist of all time.