Chips Moman, American songwriter, Died at 76


Lincoln Wayne “Chips” Moman was born on June 12, 1937, and died on June 13, 2016.

He was an American record producer, guitarist, and songwriter.

All his the years he spent as a record producer, Chips was known for recording Elvis Presley, Bobby Womack, Carla Thomas, and Merrilee Rush, as well as guiding the career of the Box Tops in Memphis, Tennessee, during the 1960s.

Whilst he wrote songs, Moman was responsible for standards associated with Aretha Franklin, James Carr, Waylon Jennings, and B. J. Thomas.

Chips Moman was a session guitarist for Franklin and other musicians.

He was associated with guitarists Reggie Young and Bobby Womack, bassist Tommy Cogbill, pianist and organist Bobby Emmons, and drummer Gene Chrisman, recorded the Box Tops, Womack, Merrilee Rush, Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders), Sandy Posey (notably “Single Girl”), Joe Tex, Wilson Pickett, Herbie Mann, Roy Hamilton and Petula Clark.

Even though Dusty Springfield’s 1969 Dusty in Memphis album was recorded at American Sound Studios, Moman did not produce the album (that credit went jointly to Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin).

At that time, he had a record label American Group Records (AGP), distributed by Amy-Mala-Bell.

He died in LaGrange, Georgia.

Chips Moman passed way at 76 yrs old.