In the "Seldom Seen Old Pics of Famous Musicians" thread, this post has a couple of pics of Ralph Macchio and Arlen Roth: I know it gets a lot of flack, but Crossroads is one of the favorite movies of my youth, if not one of the favorites of all time. When I was 13, there were a handful of things nudging me towards picking up the guitar, and this was one of the big ones. At 17, in my senior year of High School, I played Eugene's Trick Bag at the talent show. Yet, I was completely oblivious to the role of Arlen Roth. I had thought that the blues-telecaster stuff was all played by Ry Cooder, and the metal-jackson stuff was all Steve Vai (except Eugene's Trick Bag on the Telecaster). Other stuff I had read about it even had Ry Cooder saying he was trying to teach Macchio how to mime the guitar parts. Sure enough, Arlen has a rundown of his role in the film on his website: https://www.arlenroth.com/crossroads He was basically screwed, at least as far as recognition goes. That's a real bummer, but thanks to @Gibson for pointing me towards this nugget of knowledge.