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One of the best players I ever heard...V1 Comment
Unique and important
Maybe Ted wasn't the greatest but I definitely learned some licks from listening to his music.
He is the fastest guitarist ever since his Woodstock debut. No ways he is down in 128th place. He should be amongst the top 20 at least. He was leading the way for many others to follow in his footsteps. Listen to his solo in "Love like a man".
After listening to Alvin play on the Woodstock album, I was an instant fan. The man could shred with the best of them!
I am really surprised to find Alvin Lee close to the end of any guitar related list. He should be closer to the top.
The epicenter of Motley Crue, licks to kill
The original Fleetwood Mac is so influential. The greatest british blues guitarist.
Some thought of him as a sort-of-one-hit-wonder, but his style and sound were copied by every young rock and roll guitarist. Nothing superfluous here, every note pulled its weight with his melodic, powerful solos. One of the elite guitarists of the 70s.V1 Comment
Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. Need I say more. Double Dose!
probably the best improviser and soulful of them all, don't believe me go watch their new live stuff on youtube( greenfest, cigale, alcatraz, slane castle... )
If not in the top 5 now, He will be later. He has written some of the greatest riffs in rock history and he is only 38. - RHCPfan
A great guitarists inspirerende by Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa, this man belongs to the top 10 in my opinion! I'm shocked about his place in this list.
John is an amazing guitaristV1 Comment
I voted for Gates just so I could post here and say that he's actually a little young to be influential. Just wait for a couple years until he's finally called a legend.
He the god of metal guitar and his solos are blistering and unique
I grew up listening to this guy. He definantley influenced me and so many others with his guitar style.
Why isn't he on here like listen to those solo's on master of puppets and ride the lightning. I don't think anyone can duplicate.
Can't duplicate, but many can make better than him
Prince is a musical genius and found it quite surprising to find him so far down the list..
King Of Music! Should be on the top 10!
A musical genius and no one can ever take his place. Not in everlasting history.
Yes, he was a musical genius, but he was also a darn good guitar player.
Most influential easily. He and nirvana started the best style of music and he is easily the most recognized vocalist and guitarist
His music killed off all the hair bands, most musicians cannot popularize an entire underground genre
He made music that was catchy and raw at the same time.V1 Comment
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