Bruce Langhorne, an influential session guitarist who often collaborated with Bob Dylan and inspired his song “Mr. Tambourine Man,” has died. He was 78.
Family friend Cynthia Riddle said Sunday that Langhorne died Friday (April 14) at his home in Venice, Calif., of kidney failure.
The musical prodigy was born in Tallahassee, Fla., but from the age of four lived in New York City’s Spanish Harlem neighborhood with his mother. He studied classical violin before taking up guitar at age 17.
Langhorne is perhaps best known for his work on Dylan’s “Bringing It All Back Home.”
He’s survived by his wife of 29 years, Janet Bachelor.