Danny Gatton: Age 49 | Cause Of Death: SUICIDE

(Born: Sep 4 , 1945 in Washington, D.C., Died: Oct 20, 1994 in Newburg, MD)

Danny Gatton is Washington D.C.’s musical legend, described in the Washington Post Magazine as”The Greatest Guitarist You’ve Never Heard.”  Danny is well-known to the likes of Chet Atkins, Les Paul, and Buddy Emmons. He was once on the cover of Guitar Player magazine as part of a feature called “Unknown Greats.” ~by Brian  Alpert    Danny died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  There have been many rumors, “theories”, etc as to why Danny took his own life.  I can speak very loudly for the Gatton family in saying that these are all rumors and/or theories.  The truth is simply that no-one, not even Danny’s immediate family, knows why he did what he did.  ~Steve G.