Legendary pedal steel guitarist "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow died on Jan. 6 at the age of 72. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2006 and had been living in a convalescent home in Petaluma, Calif.
Kleinow was a co-founder, along with Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman and Chris Ethridge, of seminal country rock group the Flying Burrito Brothers.
During his career Kleinow recorded with John Lennon, Joan Baez, the Bee Gees, Joe Cocker, the Rolling Stones, Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt, among others.
Kleinow co-founded the group Burrito Deluxe in 2000. The group has released
two albums and a third is in the works.
Funeral arrangements had not been finalized at press time.