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Hits by the clean-cut crossover star included "Gentle on My Mind," "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman" and By the Time I Get to Phoenix."
The guitar legend entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in its first class on the strength of such immortal hits as "Maybellene," "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Johnny B. Goode."
The so-called 'Fifth Beatle' signed the band (then minus Ringo) in 1962 and introduced lavish arrangements into their songs.