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Rolling Stone rating of top Guitarists
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6 January 2012
Von Bontee
A Hole In The Road
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One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
6 January 2012
The Beatles bassist
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My favorite solo guitarists (no particular order):

- Jimi Hendrix

- Slash (Saul Hudson)

- John Fogerty

- George Harrison

- Kirk Hammett

- Eric Clapton

"Real music is made by real people playing real instruments using own creativity and skills."
6 January 2012
Into the Sky with Diamonds
New York
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Von Bontee said: "while I'll take Hendrix (probably my personal #1)  over Page, I can't fully agree with that, since Jimmy-with-a-"y" actually began his recording career a few years before Jimi-with-an-"i". (Even played on the instrumental "This Boy" from the Hard Day's Night soundtrack!)"


Good point. I didn't know Page played on "This Boy" - great trivia tidbit.

But I'm guessing - and you'll correct me if I'm wrong - that, as accomplished as he might have already been, the pre-Led Zeppelin, pre-Hendrix Page sounded quite different from the Page we know.

The first Led Zeppelin album came out 2 years after Are You Experienced? wherefore my impression that Page was seriously influenced by Hendrix.


"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
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Seaglass, the biggest problem was the most boring guitar solo piece i have ever heard by Mr Richards as the others took a rest. I can remember just being unmoved throw out and wondering when it would finish, and we were looking forward to it being stones fans. But then i do a quick google search and find reviews saying what a great gig so what do i know? 


I think you pay a fortune for the stones due to their legacy and the fact that they might collapse on stage so high insurance costs. Tho paying £3m to get the stones to perform is a classic example of having far too much money. Would rather spend it on getting Paul and Ringo together - or getting the xfactor cancelled.

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
8 January 2012
Sitting singing songs for everyone by the mountain stream
Apple rooftop
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Page had been working as a session musician in England for some before evening joining the Yardbirds in 1966. He played on the AHDN soundtrack as well as The Who's "I Can't Explain" (he plays rhythm guitar). Up until 1966 in America, Hendrix was backing several musicians like the Isley Brothers. So each guitarist already had their own sound before either new the other existed. But I think both guitarists looked to Clapton especially Jimi Hendrix. 

All in all, however, none of the so called top guitar players would be where they are today with Robert Johnson who pretty much influenced everyone.

Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.
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