Classic Rock Guitar and Guitarists
The lists created on the web, truly amaze me
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a Joke. Huh? Yea, they invite Rap and Pop artists to be a part of it. Ridiculous. Politically Correct nonsense and lack of common sense when it comes to Rock Music. It’s embarrassing as a rock fan for over 40 years to see who that they have included and excluded in their club. So are the Top 100 Guitarists articles written in Rolling Stone Magazine, by writers who were not even born during the 70’s explosion of great music. Again, more politically correct nonsense. There are other lists all over the place created by a few, then copied and re-posted in the non author’s third party blogs on the internet. Most lists at least always include the obviously most famous Rock Guitarists: Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, Eddie Van Halen, and the blues roots second generation guys (Who learned and copied the Delta Acoustic guys and Ledbelly, Robert Johnson, Blind Boy Fuller, Son House, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters) guys like Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck are mentioned, etc. Some of these lists don’t include the guys they never heard of though like Michael Schenker, Pat Simmonds, Steve Marriott, Peter Green, Gary Moore, Alvin Lee, Paul Kossoff, Rory Gallagher, Paul Butterfield, Leslie West, Jeff Skunk Baxter, Larry Carlton’s work with Steely Dan, John McLaughlin’s Mahuvishnu Orchestra, etc. This page is going to be an educational page to clear this all up. If you look at Joe Bonamassa’s interview’s and you are in your 20’s, he does a good job of covering all the influences he had of the second generation electric players.