Late Step Father was Sick

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  1. TelEBaby123

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    Had to write this. My late step fater Richard Plummer primarily played a telecaster. He on many occasions showed my cousin and I that all the things we were learning on Squiers at the time didn't matter as long as you had the chops.
    He would take our bulls**t guitars and do Eddie Van Halen licks and tell us we did that sh*t in the 50s. I new back then he didn't care what guitar "Tele, Strat, LP" he was sick!!! I am forever in Awe of his playing and just wanted to give him some Love!!!
     
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    That is a great story.

    Props for the chops! The guitar is secondary to the player.
     
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    Did he get any recognition for his prowess?.....or was he a "great, unknown" player?
    For almost every "hot" super-star guitarist there is, there's at least a dozen un-sung local guitar heroes, playing in dives and country clubs.....happy to work as machinists or plumbers during the day.
     
  4. TelEBaby123

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    He was a working musician so I guess that is a start. He managed to provide for my childhood growing up. He tried moving us from Las Vegas to Nashville but we struggled and I think alot of that was because he was married and was with me.
     
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    Sounds like a humble and sensible guy. It's nice that you could share your thoughts. My late dad had a great attitude to music too. I learned a lot from his playing, and so did my late brother. He always made us play what we felt inside. I took lessons at school, but my father gave me my spirit and the love to play.
     
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    Sounds like a great mentor. You're lucky!
     
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    If I could play to the level of my expectations, my handle would be "Old Deaf Player"...
     
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    The title of this thread made me expect to hear how he had recovered from some illness! LOL!!!
     
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    Sounds to be my kind of guy, ‘just play and enjoy’
     
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    Not wishing to be picky or destroy the sentiment but that should probably read ‘…………’He always let us play what we felt inside’. Sounds to be a great guy.
     
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    No worries, no offense taken, and thanks for the nice words. ;)
     
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    That IS indeed a great story.. and his thoughts are the same as those I have expressed over the years.. basically, all a musician that plays guitar needs is one that sounds and plays good ... from there it's the musician that "colors" the sound with his interpretations...
     
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