Evolution of the Guitarists who have influenced your playing

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  1. holndav

    holndav Friend of Leo's

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    Ok, so the "what album first inspired you to play" thread made me think of this... *(I'm never sure where to put posts so parking it here)

    Make a quick list of the guitarists who have influenced and your playing style and/or inspired you from the day you first started learning to now. (Ok to add ages or "periods of your life" but not necessary)

    GO!

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    Early on: Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton

    Collegeish years: Doc Watson and Jerry Garcia

    Sometime thereafter: Ry Cooder, Lowell George, and David Hidalgo

    More recently: Don Rich and Clarence White

    Others somewhere in the mix/timeline: Albert Lee, Tony Rice, Charles Sawtelle, Kenny Vaughan, and Steve Cropper (and a hundred seventy-five others)

    Cheers!
     
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    chuck berry
    eric clapton
    jimmy page
    tony iommi
    Angus young
    Randy Rhodes
    jerry cantrell
    dimebag
    gary clark jr
     
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    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Early was chording stuff (Mitch Ryder, Them)
    Later, BB King for single note picking.
     
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    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Jimi
    Don Rich
    Roy Buchanan
    Eric Clapton
    Robin Trower
    SRV
    BB King
    Joe Walsh
     
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    Early years (13-18): Kurt Cobain
    College: Brad Nowell, George Harrison
    Next ten or so years: Jerry Garcia, Dicky Betts, Tony Rice, Trey Anastasio
    Last 5 years or so: Zappa, Jack White, Bob Weir, Django
     
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    Jimmy Page
    Jimi Hendrix
    David Gilmour
    David Gilmour
    David Gilmour
     
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    The Beatles
    Mark Knopfler
    Eric Clapton
    Prince
    Jimi Hendrix
    Gary Moore
    JJ Cale
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Rory Gallagher
    Muddy Waters
    Robben Ford
    Roy Buchanan
    Danny Gatton
    Mike Bloomfield
    Albert Collins
    Jim Campilongo

    And I'm sure I forgot a few...

    Edit: Wow, looking at my list; most of these guys are dead...:( I'm sure they're all in rock & roll heaven, jammin' together, every night. I hope when I die, I will go there, too.:)
     
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    In somewhat chronological order with respect to when I began listening to them, starting around age 14:

    Pete Townshend
    Joe Pass
    Chuck Berry
    Jimi Hendrix
    Keith Richards
    Jimmy Page
    John Fogerty
    Mick Jones (The Clash)
    Steve Jones
    Paul Weller
    Elliot Easton
    Johnny Marr
    Peter Buck
    Big Al Anderson
    Slim Harpo
    Neil Finn
    SRV
    JLV
    Steve Cropper
    Jimmy Wilsey
    Jim Babjak
    Ian Spanic
    Curt Kirkwood
    Joey Santiago
    Wes Montgomery
    T-Bone Walker
    Danny Gatton
    Albert Collins
    Buddy Guy
    Mike Bloomfield
    Gaz Coombes
    The Hellecasters
    John Scofield
    Sean Costello
    Nick Curran
    Junior Barnard
    Buck Owens/Don Rich
    Jim Campilongo

    ...and everything I ever heard with Tommy Tedesco, whether I knew it, or not.

    I'm sure there are more, but I've taken up enough space already.

    Scott
     
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    I'll go from earliest to latest.

    Ace Frehley
    Paul Stanley
    (cut me some slack, I was 7)

    Angus Young
    Billy Gibbons
    BB King
    Freddy King
    George Thorogood
    Jeff Beck
    Buddy Guy
    Rye Cooder
    SRV
    Jeff Healey (inspirational)
    George Lynch
    Warren Demartini
    Reb Beach
    Pat Travers
    Ronnie Montrose
    Neal Schon
    Robin Trower
    HANK MARVIN! (My current fav)

    And early on I really like listing to the acoustic guy... Adrien Legg I think is his name?
     
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    Not just the players but how they impacted me.

    James Burton made me watch him instead of Ricky
    George Harrison had me thinking about musicianship, support and what a band was
    Jimi and Jimmy, Chet and Jerry and others because they merged with their instruments
    Glenn Campbell and Roy Clark because they were so fluid
    Dwayne and Dickie because they did Jessica and some other stuff
    Doc Watson made the acoustic way cool for me and he could explain it
    George Benson because I got to sit right in front of him in a club setting and watch him play
    Gary Moore
    Jeff Beck
    Danny Gatton
    etc. etc. etc.

    Anybody now - because there is so much talent that is accessible on Youtube.
     
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    Slightly random order, but about the same time when I started.

    Wilko
    Steve Jones
    East Bay Ray
    Mick Green
    Wilko
    Joe Strummer
    Wilko
    Eddie Clarke
    Malcolm Young

    Later

    Steve Cropper
    Gypie Mayo
    Wilko
    Chaz Jankel
    Nile Rodgers
    Pop Staples
    Seasick Steve
    Jack White
    Wilko
     
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    Pretty much every player I’ve ever heard....butbthe short list would include

    - Albert Lee
    - Ricky Skaggs
    - A guy named Clem I played bass for in the Army in Europe
    - Pete Haycock
    - Eldon Shambling
    - Clarence White
     
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    Eric Johnson
    Joe Satriani
    Robert Smith
    James Mankey
    Al Dimeola
    Tony Rice
    Doc Watson
    David Gilmore
    Jimmy Page
    Johnny Marr
    Johnny Greenwood

    In that order, from 1987 till
     
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    There are a few, but Tony Iommi's dark riffs were a slam dunk for me!!
     
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    cool about mentioning a guy you played with, Clem ! i have played with some guys over the years that are flat out amazing
     
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    In order of appearance, so to speak, starting from the late 1960s:

    Paul McCartney
    George Harrison
    Justin Hayward
    Jimmy Page
    Paul Simon
    Leo Kottke
    Carlos Santana
    Brian Setzer
    Roy Buchanan
    Jan Akkerman
    Doc Watson
    Jeff Beck
    Cliff Gallup
    Steve Vai
    SRV
    Hank Marvin
     
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    Hendrix
    Jorma
    Freddy Robinson
    Alvin Lee
    Doc Watson
    Duane
    Also pedal steel players but none by name.

    After that I moved on to sax players.

    Then Gilmour

    Plenty of others I liked and must have been influenced by, but I didn't listen to them as a student. I should put Dickie Betts on the list but always focused on Duane, even though some was hard to tell who played which parts.

    I had a dead head girl living with me when learning guitar, and I'm sorry to report I did not want to play at all like Jerry! But the durn Dead were in my ear a lot...
    Good band.

    For a band ideal I guess ABB top my list.
    The most Jazz in Rock that included the Jazz soul.
    I really really dislike Jazz guitar, but love Jazz.

    I guess I should include Santana...
     
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    I picked up a bass first, so....

    Geezer Butler, John Paul Jones, Roger Glover, Roger Waters

    Then, once I got fairly good at it...

    Chris Squier, Geddy Lee, John Wetton, Greg Lake

    Once I "graduated" to the guitar...

    Jimmy Page, Cream-era Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Billy Gibbons, Joe Walsh, Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore

    Later...

    Kurt Cobain, Billy Corgan, Jerry Cantrell, Dave Navarro, J. Mascis, Thurson Moore/Lee Ranaldo, East Bay Ray, Steve Turner, Greg Ginn, Buzz Osbourne, Johnny Ramone

    Now...

    All of the above, plus Rory Gallagher, Magic Sam, Freddie King, Robert Fripp, John Mayer, Frank/Dweezil Zappa, Martin Barre, Mark Knopfler, Andy Summers, Brian May, Adrian Belew, Mick Ronson, Josh Homme, Finn Ryan, Jack White, Matt Pike.

    Honorable Mention (Shredders I always appreciated, but whose skill level I could never hope to obtain):

    Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Dave Mustaine, Dimebag Darrell
     
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  19. chemobrain

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    Son House, Hound Dog Taylor,
    later Poison Ivy Rorschach
    still later Fred Firth, Robert Fripp,
    Ted Falconi and Lou Reed doing his noize thing, Bruce Gilbert (wire)
     
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    Early - Tom Petty / Mike Campbell
    Early/Mid - Jimmy Page
    Mid - Satriani, Knopfler
    Late/Mid - SRV
    Late - Gilmour

    A few OK players in that list, no? Too bad I cannot play as well as any of them.
     
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