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most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: janathmer ()
Date: December 25, 2014 15:26

We all have our favourites. There are at least 50 guitarists on my list of all time favourite guitarists. And many of them were and are very influential. But listening through the history of rock I think the most influential guitarists in the history of rock are Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix and The Edge. What do you think about that?

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: HearTheWindHowl ()
Date: December 25, 2014 15:49

Chuck Berry (I fully agree with that ...)
Jimi Hendrix (Same)

Here's another bunch:
Keith Richards (He has legions of followers)
Robert Johnson (What Chuck is for rock'n'roll, Johnson is for the blues)
Richard Thompson (One of the best ones to come out of Great Britain, ever ...)

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: GiorgioGomelsky ()
Date: December 25, 2014 15:57

What about Pete Townshend, George Harrison, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour,
Eric Clapton,Stevie Ray Vaughn, Peter Frampton...... (to be continued...)

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: janathmer ()
Date: December 25, 2014 16:12

Quote
HearTheWindHowl
Chuck Berry (I fully agree with that ...)
Jimi Hendrix (Same)

Here's another bunch:
Keith Richards (He has legions of followers)
Robert Johnson (What Chuck is for rock'n'roll, Johnson is for the blues)
Richard Thompson (One of the best ones to come out of Great Britain, ever ...)
Great and very influential too!

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: janathmer ()
Date: December 25, 2014 16:15

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GiorgioGomelsky
What about Pete Townshend, George Harrison, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour,
Eric Clapton,Stevie Ray Vaughn, Peter Frampton...... (to be continued...)

I can't deny them!

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: janathmer ()
Date: December 25, 2014 16:24

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HearTheWindHowl
Chuck Berry (I fully agree with that ...)
Jimi Hendrix (Same)

Here's another bunch:
Keith Richards (He has legions of followers)
Robert Johnson (What Chuck is for rock'n'roll, Johnson is for the blues)
Richard Thompson (One of the best ones to come out of Great Britain, ever ...)

Keith was heavy influenced by Chuck but he created him own brilliant style out of it: Brilliant riffs, brilliant solo's, brilliant intro's, brilliant rhythm guitar, brilliant sound. For me Keith is also an absolute genius.

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: RomanCandle ()
Date: December 25, 2014 16:49

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janathmer
We all have our favourites. There are at least 50 guitarists on my list of all time favourite guitarists. And many of them were and are very influential. But listening through the history of rock I think the most influential guitarists in the history of rock are Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix and The Edge. What do you think about that?

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Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: RomanCandle ()
Date: December 25, 2014 16:50


Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: December 25, 2014 16:56

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HearTheWindHowl
Richard Thompson (One of the best ones to come out of Great Britain, ever ...)

I have heard of him, but hardly know him. I'm sure he is a great player, but how was he influential?

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: ab ()
Date: December 25, 2014 17:18

Richard Thompson influential? Of course he is. He invented English folk-rock with Fairport Convention.

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: December 25, 2014 17:27

As I said, I hardly know him. It may be 'of course' for you, but not to me. So what other 'English folk-rock' bands were influenced by them?

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: December 25, 2014 17:32

Just wondering who was influenced by the Edge?

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: RomanCandle ()
Date: December 25, 2014 17:34

-John McGeoch
-Charlie Christian
-Johnny Marr
-James Williamson
-Davey Graham
-Scotty Moore
-Sterling Morrison
-Tom Verlaine
-Jeff Beck
-Chuck Berry
-George Harrison
-Marc Bolan



Edited 7 time(s). Last edit at 2014-12-25 18:18 by RomanCandle.

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: MKjan ()
Date: December 25, 2014 18:19

Quote
treaclefingers
Just wondering who was influenced by the Edge?

High end beanie manufacturers, thats all.

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: straycatdevil ()
Date: December 25, 2014 18:33

Eddie Van Halen

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: nightskyman ()
Date: December 25, 2014 18:41

Robert Johnson, Les Paul, Elvis Presley's studio guitarist (Scotty Moore?),Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, George Harrison, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Eric Clapton, and maybe Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2014-12-25 18:44 by nightskyman.

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: December 25, 2014 18:42

I'd like to add

Muddy Waters
Lou Reed
Brian May
Ry Cooder

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: December 25, 2014 19:12

and

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: ab ()
Date: December 25, 2014 19:24

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Koen
As I said, I hardly know him. It may be 'of course' for you, but not to me. So what other 'English folk-rock' bands were influenced by them?

Nick Drake, Steeleye Span, the Albion Band, Pentangle, Bert Jansch, John Martyn, etc. Led Zeppelin and Ian Anderson were big fans. Zep used Fairport singer Sandy Denny on Battle of Evermore, and Plant later covered RT's House of Cards. Fairport bassist Dave Pegg was in Jethro Tull in the late 70s.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2014-12-25 19:28 by ab.

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: 6853 ()
Date: December 25, 2014 19:34

I WONDER WHY NOONE MENTIONS mARK kNOPFLER ? I think he is the tecnically and musically THE best...?

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: December 25, 2014 19:37

Quote
MKjan
Quote
treaclefingers
Just wondering who was influenced by the Edge?

High end beanie manufacturers, thats all.

he has brought beanie`s to the masses, I`ll give him that.

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: Rollin' Stoner ()
Date: December 25, 2014 19:45


Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: December 25, 2014 19:58

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6853
I WONDER WHY NOONE MENTIONS mARK kNOPFLER ? I think he is the tecnically and musically THE best...?

It's not about who's the best, but who's the most influential.

And your capslock is broken smoking smiley

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: whitem8 ()
Date: December 25, 2014 19:58

T-Bone Walker--- he was Chuck Berry before Berry even picked up a guitar.

Muddy Waters

Buddy Guy

Carl Perkins

Scotty Moore

Hubert Sumlin

These guys cast the mold for the future of rock guitarist.

The Edge? The guy is a hack, and is all peddles and effects. Take that away and he is a basic rhythm guitarist. Check out It Might Get Loud in here as he strips away all the effects...

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: December 25, 2014 20:00

Quote
6853
I WONDER WHY NOONE MENTIONS mARK kNOPFLER ? I think he is the tecnically and musically THE best...?

Who's Noone? Peter Noone? Isn't that guy a little git?

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: 6853 ()
Date: December 25, 2014 20:13

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if you are best you must be (one of the most) influential ... .f,x yf you are have the best foodball team in your country, you are very likley the most influential... i.e winnig the championship f.ex.
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sorreyy noone > no one... smiling smiley

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: Rollin' Stoner ()
Date: December 25, 2014 20:13


Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: pepganzo ()
Date: December 25, 2014 20:21

Keith

Re: most influential guitarists in rock history
Posted by: Naturalust ()
Date: December 25, 2014 21:12

Since the question is "influential" and not necessarily best:


Muddy Waters
Chuck Berry
Scotty Moore
Steve Cropper
George Harrison and John Lennon
Jeff Beck
Eric Clapton
JIMI HENDRIX
Keith Richards and Mick Taylor
Jimmy Page
Steve Howe
Eddie Van Halen
Kurt Cobain


The Edge doesn't even come close, imo. Yes he has developed an interesting and successful style but you don't see many trying to copy it or hear of guitarists quoting him as an influence.

I'm surprised more haven't mentioned Steve Howe. For a time there before Van Halen came along he was pushing the limits more that anyone and his combination acoustic and electric work influenced American guitarists in a big way.

peace

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