All Things Steve Howe

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    I truly didn't know how versatile a player he had to be,
    only because I have only seen him in a rock guitarist context.

    I'll start with this video of Les Paul and Steve Howe:

     
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    Steve Howe was voted "Best Overall Guitarist" in Guitar Player magazine five years in a row (1977–1981) and in 1981 was the first rock guitar player inducted into the Guitar Player Hall of Fame. The only other two guitarists to win the "Best Overall Guitarist" category for the "Gallery of Greats" are Steve Morse and Eric Johnson.

    'Nuff said...
     
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    Five years in a row!?!?

    What was everyone else doing?

    During that period of time, there was a lot of great music being
    produced too. So, to be that guy, you had to be way on top of your game.

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    ya, and how many times did Tommy Tedesco get voted best.... same I think because they (GP magazine) cut you off at 5. either might have won more, but anyway, no matter.... I personally think theres a number of players that could/would have replaced them if it wasn't so much a popularity contest. not to diminish the talents of either, both were fabulously talented. Howe was my hero in the late 60s early 70s & I saw Yes play a couple times... but the truth is.... Pink Floyd, 1970, in person.... was more. Howe played the record note for note.... Gilmore went exploring, and to me that means something. may have only been the little bit I saw, but it sticks with me almost 50 years later. ymmv
     
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    I really like Wikipedia for biographies of musicians and authors. Here's Steve Howe's.

    Among the 100-ish long-forgotten records I recently found molding in my garage are "Fragile" and "Yessongs". I'm almost done with the salvage process, and I'll have to set up a turntable of some sort. I'll be listening in a different way: back when I misplaced the records I wasn't playing guitar at nearly the same level of skill or interest.
     
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    He's at the top of my list.
     
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    Steve Howe is totally awesome! I love the way that him and Chris Squire weave their notes in and out and round about!
     
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    I love his acoustic playing!
     
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    As a kid I was fascinated with Steve Howe, he seemed the model of everything a *serious* guitarist should be. As I got older and my own playing grew, I learned increasingly the depth and breadth of his playing. It's somehow simultaneously inspiring and intimidating.
    I love Relayer, but the whole album is pretty much Telecaster, so...
     
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    Yes, Relayer is awesome!

    I saw that tour back in 1975 at The Hollywood Bowl.
    Patrick Moraz on keys was a highlight but Steve Howe
    on Tele solo during Sound Chaser was phenomenal.

    Had total respect for the Tele after that!

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    Okay, this is a rather insane picture of normality for Steve Howe.
    The talent on that stage is beyond scope. Yet, there's Stevie,
    (as Les Paul calls him) right in the middle of it all.

    Just play fills? Yeah right!
     
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    I grew up at a weird juncture in rock music. The whole British Invasion happened when I was very small. Punk didn't cross my radar until my later teens. By the time I hit my pre-teens, when I got actively interested in music, the radio was R&B hits, singer/songwriters and a few (original) Glam acts.
    Prog (although I don’t remember anyone calling it Prog) was king with the cool kids, including my cousins – all older than me – and the older siblings of my friends.
    When I was about 11 my dad, who was an amateur musician, worked out a trade with a good friend of his who was a professional trombonist. I got trumpet lessons from my dad’s friend and his teenage son, who was in a band – I remember him in his 70s hipster finery – got keyboard lessons from my dad so he could emulate his heroes Wakeman and Emmerson. I was a crap trumpet student. My teacher had a daughter my age that I crushed on, hard and she reciprocated, so I was distracted, LOL!
    In high school, my social studies teacher started a drama club. I puppy-dog-followed an artsy-cool girl I liked into the club. She was a Junior and I was a Freshman, so although she was kind to me, I was out of consideration of her dating pool. The upside is my (hippy) teacher had us bring in records to our meetings. He brought in a bunch of Prog including a Steve Howe solo album.
    The liner notes not only listed exactly what Steve played on each track, but there were also pictures of each guitar. At a time when I was just learning guitar it was really instructive to be able to see what guitar made what sound. In those pre-internet days, you simply didn’t have such an opportunity very often if at all!
    I was also fascinated by the picture of Howe sitting among all his guitars arranged in a circle on a round tapestry (although I may be conflating this image from elsewhere.)
     
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