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Rick Hall, Music Producer Known for Muscle Shoals Sound, Dies at 85

Correction Appended

Rick Hall, the producer who forged the Southern soul style known as the Muscle Shoals sound, died on Tuesday at his home in Muscle Shoals, Ala. He was 85.

His wife, Linda Kay Hall, said the cause was prostate cancer.

Mr. Hall turned small-town Alabama into a crucible of soul, country, pop and rock after he founded FAME Studios in 1959 in Florence, Ala. FAME stands for Florence Alabama Music Enterprises, although in 1961 the studio moved to nearby Muscle Shoa

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