MURFREESBORO, Tennessee (AP) — A recording engineer whose invention of a pedal that allowed guitarists to create a fuzzy, distorted sound most famously used by Keith Richards in the Rolling Stones’ hit “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” has died.
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Glenn Snoddy was 96. His daughter Dianne Mayo said Saturday that Snoddy died Monday of congestive heart failure at his Murfreesboro, Tennessee, home.READ MORE: Storm Fronts March Through Bay Area; Massive Tree Topples In San Francisco Neighborhood
Snoddy was helping record country artist Marty Robbins’ song “Don’t Worry” in 1961 when a malfunction caused the distortion in a guitar solo. When other musicians sought the same effect, Snoddy couldn’t recreate it in the studio but invented a pedal where a guitarist could switch into the sound with a tap of the foot.
Richards’ “Satisfaction” riff with the fuzz tone is one of the most recognizable ones in rock history.MORE NEWS: Fremont Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Outside Nightclub; Second Suspect Still Wanted
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