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Roe Erister "Rick" Hall (January 31, 1932 – January 2, 2018) was an American record producer, songwriter, and music publisher. He was best known as the owner and proprietor of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and "Father of Muscle Shoals Music".

Hall was born in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. He was raised in Rockford, Illinois. He was drafted to the Korean War, though rejected the draft as a conscientious objector.

Hall was added into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1985 and also received the John Herbert Orr Pioneer Award.

Hall died of prostate cancer in Muscle Shoals, Alabama on January 2, 2018 at the age of 85.

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