Friday, 18 March 2016

Riding With The King

The introduction to Guitar Players 12 Most Influential Guitarists of All Time starts with an apology, as if they were expecting an avalanche of criticism and I know Ive done my share of whinging about lists over the years.

But theyre talkin about influence not whos best or whos the most favoured and I, for one cant find a darn thing wrong with this one.

Who hasnt copped a Chuck Berry lick?  Who hasnt tried to emulate Clapton or Page or Van Halen?  Who hasnt dropped his or her jaw at Hendrix or SRV and said, Howd he do that?  Who doesnt appreciate how large Robert Johnson or Chet Atkins loom over all those cats?  And then theres B.B..

Influential?  You bet.

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