Did Hendrix say Rory Gallagher was the best guitarist?

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  1. Steve Holt

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    Wrong! This is a common misconception. He actually said John Mayer.
     
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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: Roger that home girl
     
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    Ewww... well that's better than Joe Bonamassa :lol::lol::lol: Oh the humanity!
     
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    Yngwie Malmsteen sayd John Mayer?!? Woah. Mind. BLOWN!
     
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    OK, on further research, it looks like it was originally pink, and faded to apricot.
     
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    Has anyone taken into account that Hendrix might well have been heavily self-medicated during any of these occasions? He could have had no recollection of what was going on whatsoever. Just sayin'. Billy Gibbons is an amazing guitar player and if Hendrix helped to inspire him or pump up his career, that's wonderful.
     
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    Hendrix said he preferred Cobain's cover over Bowie's original while on Dr. Phil. Prove me wrong.
     
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    Everyone knows this is all BS, and in fact he said it was Link Wray!
     
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    Funny guys!......
    I went to snopes.com. They've researched this kind of assertion attributed to Jimi, Clapton, and others. They've found no evidence that Jimi ever said ANYTHING like this.....other than the Cavett clip I posted regarding the best guitarist in this chair.
    Makes for a provocative Urban Legend, though. ;)
     
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    Tell us his name so we can shame him!

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    Of course he did. He and Cobain used to hang out, they're both from Seattle.
     
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    I can't tell you his name It starts with a B and rhymes with rent.
     
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    If you heard it on the internet it must be true. ;)
     
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    I heard Phil Keaggy in one variant.

    EDIT: Oops, too slow on the draw! :lol:
     
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    Bingavent. Strange name.
     
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    Yes it is, he was born and raised in Djibouti
     
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    i don't know if Jimi said that. i do know that the only place i've read it is on guitar forums.
     
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    Yes!
     
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    Rory was a fine guitarist and has a substantial body of work, why people feel the need to make up quotes to bolster his legacy is beyond comprehension.
     
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    We (the audience) couldn't even get Jimi to take off his hat.

    Anyway, I was thinking about some of the things Bill Lawrence told me (that Jimi had told him) and I'm thinking, the man (Jimi) was from another planet. It makes no difference at all what people say he said. Just listen to the music, and when you're done, listen to it some more.
     
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