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 Post subject: Most Influential Rock Guitarist
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:38 pm 
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1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Chuck Berry
3. Eric Clapton
4. Jimmy Page
5. Tony Iommi
6. Eddie Van Halen
7. Pete Townshend
8. Ritchie Blackmore
9. George Harrison / John Lennon
10. Scotty Moore
11. Link Wray
12. Jeff Beck
13. Duane Allman
14. Robert Fripp
15. Brian May
16. David Gilmour
17. Carlos Santana
18. Keith Richards
19. James Burton
20. Bo Diddley
21. Steve Cropper
22. Frank Zappa
23. Randy Rhoads
24. Yngwie Malmsteen
25. James Hetfield / Kirk Hammett
26. Thurston Moore / Lee Ranaldo
27. Kurt Cobain
28. Jonny Greenwood / Ed O'Brien
29. Angus Young / Malcolm Young
30. Johnny Ramone
31. Johnny Marr
32. Michael Schenker
33. Joe Satriani


Dave Davies, Carl Perkins, Roger McGuinn, Dimebag Darrell, Jerry Garcia, John Frusciante, The Edge….

Influence refers to a guitarist's impact on the musical community, on mainstream music, and especially on the guitar community. Guitarist's inspiration for beginning players is also considered.

All help with this list will be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Most Influential Rock Guitarist
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1. Jimi Hendrix* (Jimi Hendrix Experence, Band of Gypsys, session work)
2. Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & the Dominos, session work, solo)
3. Jimmy Page (The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Firm, session work)
4. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
5. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, solo)
6. Chuck Berry (solo)
7.The Beatles
8. Pete Townshend (The Who, solo)
9. Ritchie Blackmore
10. Keith Richards
11. Scotty Moore

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 Post subject: Re: Most Influential Rock Guitarist
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Steave Lukather talking about the albums that had the biggest influence on him:

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/ ... -566223#!1


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 Post subject: Re: Most Influential Rock Guitarist
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:47 am 
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Berry and Hendrix are the top 2, in any order.
That should be set in stone.


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 Post subject: Re: Most Influential Rock Guitarist
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Negative Creep wrote:
Berry and Hendrix are the top 2, in any order.
That should be set in stone.

Yes.


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 Post subject: Re: Most Influential Rock Guitarist
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1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Chuck Berry
3. Eric Clapton
4. Jimmy Page
5. Tony Iommi


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 Post subject: Re: Most Influential Rock Guitarist
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The question is who takes the #1 spot - Jimi or Chuck?

Both are astronomically influential in their own ways - Jimi for expanding the potential of the instrument, and making showmanship a more prominent and marketable concept, and Chuck for establishing the guitar as the lead instrument in rock for GENERATIONS to come, dominated by the riff/solo/riff style of songwriting that was copied so much down the line.

We should vote on this.

I personally cannot decide, it's THAT close...


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 Post subject: Re: Most Influential Rock Guitarist
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I vote for Jimi - his guitarwork is more influential that that of Chuck.


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 Post subject: Re: Most Influential Rock Guitarist
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I vote for Jimi too. I will really love to hear the opinion of the moderators.


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 Post subject: Re: Most Influential Rock Guitarist
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Criteria wrote:
Influence refers to a guitarist's impact on the musical community, on mainstream music, and especially on the guitar community. Guitarist's inspiration for beginning players is also considered.

Hendrix, then Berry.


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 Post subject: Re: Most Influential Rock Guitarist
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^ Agreed.


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 Post subject: Re: Most Influential Rock Guitarist
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Any comments about EVH vs Iommi? I think EVH should be #5 but Iommi is really close, so more opinions are welcome.


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 Post subject: Re: Most Influential Rock Guitarist
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BTW, I moved Berry to #2.


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 Post subject: Re: Most Influential Rock Guitarist
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I would say Iommi is a little more influential than EVH...


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 Post subject: Re: Most Influential Rock Guitarist
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An odd list, but i'd say Iommi > EVH


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