Songwriter/producer Lincoln 'Chips' Moman has died at the age of 79.
The producer passed away at a hospice facility in his hometown of LaGrange, Georgia on Monday (13Jun16).
Moman began his career in Johnny Burnette and Gene Vincent's road bands before moving to Los Angeles to work as a session guitarist at Gold Star Studios. After moving to Memphis, Tennessee, he started producing songs including Carla Thomas' 1960 single Gee Whiz.
In 1962, Moman founded the American Sound Studio in Memphis and went on to work with Bobby Womack, Elvis Presley, and country supergroup The Highwaymen. He also wrote hit songs for Aretha Franklin and James Carr. In 1976, he won a Grammy Award for writing B.J. Thomas' hit (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.