Pioneer of Steel Guitar dies in Broken Arrow

Sunday, November 16th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Wesley Webb "Speedy" West, whose innovative steel-guitar licks made him one of the best-known musicians to play the instrument, has died in Broken Arrow.

West died Saturday at age 79. West was Capitol Records' first-call steel player from 1950 through 1956.