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Has taken style and technique to a new level.V1 Comment
Blue Oyster Cult
By far the best..the cretor of Memphis soul..ooke T and the MG's..Otis..Sam and Dave..Wilson Pickett..Eddie Floyd and on th the Blues Brothers..no one like him
Absolute unique sound he created and he made The Police happen with his guitar playing.
He's written some of the best riffs ever written. He has an unique sound!
From the late 50's on The Shadows and Hank Marvin inspired thousands of kids to play guitar and buy a red Stratocaster. That is influential. Ask Mark Knopfler, The Beatles, whoever, why they play guitar.
Influenced the Beatles, Clapton, Neil Young, Pete Townsend, Brian May and Mark Knopfler to name but a few. So in the top five as far as most influential
The first British guitar hero and still going, based in Perth Australia.
Steve Lukather should count as 10 of your favorite guitar players, given the number of artists and bands he has backed with his instant-classic solos and stand-out licks. One of those darn guys of guitar we all want to play like.
How could such a list not include Luke? From the session player to te Toto soloist, he's simply one of the most sought-after guitarist...V1 Comment
Inventive licks, unique sound, deep groove, iconic writer. Musical voice of one of the great rock bands with a little bit of an R&B pocket.
He's not a bad singer either. And I love Aerosmith. I don't see Aerosmith without Joe Perry and Steven Tyler.
The best guitarist underrated
Underrated! He has it all: technique, sound, melody, solos and songwriting skills.
This guy is just awesome...easy top 10V1 Comment
He Pretty Much Invented Rock and Roll he used jazz though indstead of blues a lot of times, he has a nice 1968 SG he inveted rock and roll with jim morrison, john densmore and lets not forget ray manzerek, he rocks... people are strange, break on through, crawling king snake, L. A. woman, light my fire, love me two times, love her madly, peace frog are only a few amazing songs by the doors
I understand he was out there a long time ago so many won't have an idea of his work and probably never heard of his name as well, but a list of influential guitar players without his name looks fake. Let's just say that if guitar was a piece of bread this guy would be the one who harvested grain... , that influential. He is way over the top of the list together with Segovia and Reinhardt.
If you don't know him check him out.
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