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Has taken style and technique to a new level.V 1 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
Really? # 98 and 1 comment? Holdsworth is the greatest guitarist who has ever lived and has influenced countless inferior imitators. Not a rock star but a towering giant on the same exalted level as Coltrane. Nobody touches Allan Holdsworth.
Prooves that you can play any note and make it sound good
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...V 1 Comment
Dude actually has to hold back, playing somewhat restrained and occasionally just letting it rip. Has the potential to leave a major legacy. Unbelievably prolific output.
Listen to his Royal Albert Hall live show, the most kickass live Bluesrock guitarist ever!
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 10V 1 Comment
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.
Just listen to todd rundgren's utopia and bow at the prowess of his hot ass riffs and licks (the ikon)!
Todd is one of top ten for me. Fantastic guitar player and singer. To few listen to his music.
Todd is one of the most underrated guitarists out there, he plays like no one else. - CrazedPoi
The solo in "Death of Rock and Roll" says it all. Todd.
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