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Leslie West, ‘Mississippi Queen’ guitarist, dies at age 75

Leslie West, ‘Mississippi Queen’ guitarist, dies at age 75
West had a heart attack Monday and was rushed to a hospital near his home in Dayton, Fla.

Leslie West, the guitarist behind the even larger “Mississippi Queen,” died Wednesday.Leslie West performs at the seventh annual Jammy awards at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 7, 2008.Leslie West,” Satriani tweeted.” West was born Leslie Weinstein in Forest Hills, Queens, and he grew up in New York, New Jersey and Long Island.

” West wrote the song with Mountain drummer Courtney Laing, bassist/producer Felix Pappalardi and lyricist David Rea.“When I wrote that song in 1969, there was no hip-hop.

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