Mexican stratocaster dating
Killed in a motorcycle accident in 1971 when he was just 24, the co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band had already laid down more great guitar licks than others do in a long lifetime.
His 1958 instrumental hit "Rumble" was banned by radio stations in New York and Boston for fear it would incite teenage gang violence (making it the only instrumental ever banned).
Said The Who's Pete Townsend: "If it hadn't been for Link Wray ...
Ironically, Kinks frontman Ray Davies—Dave's brother—wrote the song on a piano.
Heavily influenced by "gypsy jazz" great Django Reinhardt, Nelson has for over 40 years created his signature sweet sound on a $750 Martin guitar he calls Trigger, after movie cowboy Roy Rogers' horse.
And nobody ever looked hotter slinging a guitar—reason enough to put the "Artist Formerly Known As" into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Commemorating the women who fought for the vote; what next for the Democratic Party in the US?
"Old and beat-up."Influenced by Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins and Chet Atkins (and later Ravi Shankar), Harrison's playing was always solid, never flashy.But the "quiet" Beatle was the perfect guitarist for the Fab Four, having honed his chops during the band's 10-hour, pre-fame, anything-goes stints at the Hamburg Star-Club.Listen to the Beatles' early BBC radio recordings and you'll hear Harrison successfully mimicking all the previous greats.When he toured, Berry rarely used his own backup band, instead choosing pick-up players from whatever town he was in."If they can't play Chuck Berry," he said, "they can't play nothing."The creator of rock and roll distortion, Link Wray presaged punk and heavy metal sounds decades before the Sex Pistols or Metallica.Rolling Stone called him the greatest guitarist of all time.