James Burton was Elvis Presley’s Guitarist 1969 -1977 James Burton was Inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame James Burton performed with Elvis Presley. Now, a statue of him as a thirty-something stands next to the King outside his hometown’s Municipal Memorial Auditorium, where both performed
SHREVEPORT, La. – James Burton played with Elvis Presley. Now, a statue of him as a thirtysomething stands next to the King outside his hometown’s Municipal Memorial Auditorium, where both performed. “Yeah, it looks like me,” the guitar sideman said Sunday, his 66th birthday and the last day of his new James Burton International Guitar Festival. “The attitude. The smile. The clothes and the guitar.”
Sculptor Eric Kaposta, who also made the Elvis statue, said he used old photographs for the Burton likeness, which shows the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member keeping time with the back of his left heel.
James Burton Statue Graces his LA hometown