Ralph Mooney

The influential steel guitarist played with Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. He was one of the architects of the "Bakersfield sound" of country music, a louder, more rhythmically propulsive version of the music coming out of Nashville in the '50s. He co-wrote the hit "Crazy Arms," which became a No. 1 hit in 1956. He was 82. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-ralph-mooney-20110322,0,3909277.story"><span class="center_label">Full obituary</span></a><br>
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<a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-2010notables-gallery,0,7041480.photogallery"><span class="center_label">Notable deaths of 2010</span></a>

( Michael Manning / March 13, 2014 )

The influential steel guitarist played with Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. He was one of the architects of the "Bakersfield sound" of country music, a louder, more rhythmically propulsive version of the music coming out of Nashville in the '50s. He co-wrote the hit "Crazy Arms," which became a No. 1 hit in 1956. He was 82. Full obituary

Notable deaths of 2010

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