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Session Guitarist, Joe Moretti, Who Shared Flat With Jimmy Has Died


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From Glasgow Evening Times 20/02/12

Glasgow guitarist who played with the greats


[url=http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/glasgow-guitarist-who-played-with-the-greats-1.1148822#have-your-say#have-your-say]20 Feb 2012

THE death of Joe Moretti in South Africa brought to an end one of the most colourful tales in Scottish rock and pop.

He once shared a flat with fellow session guitarists Jimmy Page and John McLaughlin, and I remember him, sometime around 1974-75, laying the last track on the Evita LP.

The Glasgow-born musician was one of the great rock guitarists.

Joe, 73, who died of lung cancer, played guitar on such landmark rock hits as Johnny Kidd and the Pirates’ Shakin’ All Over and Vince Taylor’s Brand New Cadillac.

He was a top-rated session guitarist, who also played on fellow Scot Donovan’s hit, Mellow Yellow, on Tom Jones’ 1965 No.1, It’s Not Unusual, and on the Chris Farlowe song, Out of Time, which topped the UK charts the following year.

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