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Harold Bradley

Harold Bradley
Birth name Harold Bradley
Also known as Harold Ray Bradley
Born (1926-01-02) January 2, 1926
Nashville, Tennessee
Genres pop
Occupation(s) Guitarist
Instruments guitar
Associated acts Patsy Cline
Roy Orbison
Elvis Presley
Bill Chinnock
Slim Whitman
Notable instruments
electric bass guitar

Harold Bradley (born January 2, 1926) is an American country and pop guitarist.

Early life

Harold played Nashville, studying music and accompanied Eddy Arnold and Bradley Kincaid at the Grand Ole Opry. His first session was with Pee Wee King and the Golden West Cowboys in 1946.

Business Entrepreneur

In 1954,Owen and Harold built Bradley Film and Recording Studios, later known as the Quonset Hut, which was the first music-industry related business on what is now known as Music Row.. Harold enjoyed frequent work as a session musician into the 1970s, performing on hundreds of albums by country stars such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley and Slim Whitman. He also played bass guitar on records, initiating the "tic-tac" method of bass muting. According to Guitar Player-Magazine, Harold is the most recorded guitar player in the world and he is a member of the Nashville A-Team, which was inducted into the Musician's Hall of Fame in 2007.

Harold recorded three albums as a pop guitarist on Columbia Records, "Misty Guitar", "Guitar for Lovers Only", and "Bossa Nova Goes to Nashville" in the 1960s.


From 1991 - 2008, Harold served as the president of the Nashville chapter of the American Federation of Musicians(AFM). In 1999 he was elected as the AFM International Vice-President and served until 2010.[1]

Hall of Fame

Bradley was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006 as his brother Owen previously had been.


In 2010 Harold was one recipient of the Trustees Award at the 52nd Grammy Awards. [2]

Harold is still playing as a session musician as well as live shows.

See also


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