What is it about human nature that renders everything down to a shorter, smaller, more obvious list? Bad memory? Laziness? Brainwashing?
Guitar Player’s 53 Not-Forgotten Guitar Greats and Heroes is a case in point.
“Seminal movers and shakers who were not blessed with massive or on-going pop-culture fame.” “Players who float just under the popular radar.” It’s quite an impressive list.
A whole bunch of blues and jazz that have all but faded from memory.
Some “so that’s who that was” players, like Robert Blunt or Jake E. Lee.
Too many “how did I forget those guys?” guitarists, like Tommy Bolin, Michael Bruce and Glen Buxton, Randy California, Terry Kath, and Roy Wood (well not exactly forget, but …).
And quite a few more I need to check out.
Thanks for the public service, Guitar Player.