He was known as "Teenie," but in the annals of soul and R&B history he was a giant: a million-selling songwriter, a genre-defining guitarist, and the creative and emotional anchor of the vaunted studio group Hi Rhythm.
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges may have been small in physical size but his legacy was massive; his 50-year career and body of work serving as one of the cornerstones of the Memphis sound.
Mr. Hodges died Sunday night at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, from complications of emphysema. He'd been taken to Baylor following an appearance at Austin's South by Southwest music festival in March after coming down with pneumonia. He was 68 years old.