Bill Owens took up the guitar at age 10, and it became a lifelong part of him. Self-taught, he started a band that played at sock hops at Dykes High School in Buckhead. As a Yale University graduate, he performed at nightspots in New Haven, Conn. Returning to Atlanta, he tried an advertising job but gave it up to work at clubs and hone his skill as a performer. Read the news obituary.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 29, 2013