Gibson has an overdue list of 10 Guitar Greats Who've Been Unduly Neglected, the list being:
Amen, especially for Kath, California and Manzanera. I might also add Peter Green, Kim Simmonds and Rory Gallagher.
The article hints that maybe you need a larger-than-life personality to get all the attention. Maybe. Maybe it was the tunes, the bands, the PR, the hair …
It certainly wasn’t the licks