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Cordray in 2006

Kenneth Cordray (July 21, 1954 – May 21, 2017) was an American instrumental guitarist and songwriter. He shared the stage with notable musicians and performers such as John Mayall, John Lee Hooker, and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. Cordray became the lead guitarist for THE CHILDREN under the ATCO label and later on ODE records produced by Lou Adler.[1] He co-wrote the song "Francine," which peaked at 69 on the Billboard Hot 100, with Steve Perron for ZZ Top's album "Rio Grande Mud."

Cordray was shot and killed by his son on May 21, 2017 in Nassau Bay, Texas at the age of 62.[2][3]