Wayne Jackson, half of Memphis Horns duo, dies at age 74

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who formed one half of the famed Memphis Horns with partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, has died. He was 74.

His wife, Amy Jackson, said her husband died Tuesday night at a hospital with her by his side. She said he died from congestive heart failure.

Jackson had been hospitalized and released June 7 before taking a turn for the worse Monday night and being readmitted to the hospital.

Jackson and Love played standout horn lines on rock and roll, soul, R&B and pop mainstays performed by artists like Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and U2.

Jackson and Love — The Memphis Horns — were awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in February 2012, only the second instrumental backup group in history to receive the honor at the time.

Love died in April 2012.

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