Greatest Deceased Guitaristsarmthehomeless06
The Top TenXW
Please, Please, Please... I'm telling you to give a listen to only 3 Solo's:
Crazy Train, Mr. Crowley & Goodbye to Romance...
Youtube them NOW! - Nirmal1991USA
He changed rock at his time. Revolutionized his sound and helped ozzy a lot. Its a shame he died so young. Had so much potential. Definitely could've had his name more so recognized had he stayed around. Much greater of a player than zakk wylde. Truly underrated due to misfortune of early death. His crazy train was derailed before it left station
I knew Randy for 17 years and it was such a shame that the world didn't get to hear what I heard over the years. He was THE GREATEST guitarist of his time!
Randy is a GOD... 25 is no age to die, (Hendrix and Cobain were 27! Probably only more acknowledged for being part of the club) especially not the way he died... what he accomplished in his small career however was far greater than 99% musicians out there today. Most versatile and not only changed guitar but also music, completely broadened it with concepts of writing in different keys etc. flying high again is more impressive to me than any of hendrix's music and his live recordings were unbelievable. He was also extremely humble and respectable plus had no influence of drugs on his music, not many people can say that.V2 Comments
Always voted top by all his peers. Innovative. Inspired generations of guitarists since. Number 1 by a country mile.
He was so good but he died so young :( - sharm7064
HE is the greatest of all time. It is ridiculous that he isn't first.
Such a bad guitarist the only reason people think he's good is because he's deadV3 Comments
I miss him, and miss pantera, I don't play guitar, but I have bought his model from Dean to honor him, such a good musician
he was the god of metallic guitar...
we miss him badly.
this guy did the maddest guitar riffs - Rocker16
How is he in front of stevie?V6 Comments
Simply the best of all time in my humble opinion. Made history in putting southern rock on the map, besides his legendary playing alongside Dickey Betts, Eric Clapton... Best slide player of all time, period! R.I.P. Huge fan from Brazil.
Real blues slide right here. No one can match his talent and carefree style of playing. Long live the Allmem brothers band. - Biotendo
Could play songs live that others could not do in studio..the best
What a shame. He was cut down in his prime. Think of all the innovations he could have made.
Stevie Ray could make the guitar sing, cry and dance to every note. Not many guitarists can give the guitar feeling, but Stevie did just that. He could play a solo flawlessly. If I would recommend listening to newer guitarists, SRV would be at the top of the list.
He was incredible could send you away with his playing close your eyes and you were lost in himV2 Comments
He was so awesome I looked up to him a lot and he was my inspiration for playing guitar and singing at the same time some say that's hard to do but Kurt mastered it
Truly an amazing guitarist, and to sing at the same time; truly a legend who left too soon.
He was an inspiration to me and I will never forget his music. He was truly amazing.
Rory Gallagher was the People's Guitarist. Unassuming but tenacious, the Irish blues man devoted his life to touring and playing his beloved Fender Strat...
if ever blues and rock had to be combined to create "that" sound, of all people Rory Gallagher did it better than enyone else
Jimi hit the nail on the head. They are in my top five. Rory and Jimi are in my top five. Johnney Winter is there, too. The other two don't qualify yet-They're still alive.V1 Comment
Jerry Garcia is one of the best guitarists and as much as I like Kurt Cobain how is Kurt ahead of him.
Played with his heart, more than his fingers.
What a talent hughley underrated a good place to start is Europe 72 stelar tracks include China cat sunflower /i know yoi rider, trucking, morning dew this poll is total garbage how on earth a limited player is rated higher than jerry garcia is beyond me still that rock and roll
My dad played with himV2 Comments
Making over 80 albums and everyone sounding unique. He was a genius in his writing and he heard music in everything. Belongs higher on the list. Kurt cobain was the best at being the worst guitar player. Anyone that has ever studied the guitar can contest to the fact that many of these lists are so far off
The best musician of all time.. Well for me at least.
Musical Genius. Underrated Guitar PlayerV2 Comments
He should be on the 1st place
I've saw him live...
was the best concert I've ever been
the best sound
but was a audience of 4.000 people
only smart people can understand that kind of music
R I P Sir Gary Moore
Give a listen to "Still Got the Blues" and the live version of "Cold-Hearted". Gary Moore belongs in the top three, easy.
Legend nothing more needs to be said. A gentleman with sole and the best I had seen liveV2 Comments
Chuck is so underrated. You are a legend, mate.V1 Comment
Allen will always be known for his Freebies solo, but he was an amazing rythym player. His soloing skills were excellent and he knew his way a round the fretboard
This guy should have been there then you guys would know what he was...listen 2 his music then you'll know what I mean
Listen to his solo on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" it's the BEST EVERV1 Comment
Worthy of the top ten list in my opinion!
The best guitarist you never heard ofV3 Comments
Amazing guitarist, it's such a shame he had to get rapped up in herion.V1 Comment
A very classy gentleman, played amazing guitar and wrote some incredible songs. Most certainly he will be sadly missed and never forgotten.
Influenced more people to take up the guitar than any other human. Vastly underrated because of the bands he was in.
My favorite person in the whole wide world... George will be missed by MillionsV1 Comment
One of the best guitarist around another 1 died b4 his time rip :(V1 Comment
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