Guitar heros you've seen live

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  1. Oldboy

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    Chuck Berry
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    Mike Bloomfield
    Keith Richards
    Stephen Stills
    Neil Young
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    Buddy Guy
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    Frank Zappa
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    Vieux Farka Touré
    Bombino
    Keith Richards
    Lindsey Buckingham
    Robben Ford
    Bill Frisell
    Joan Armatrading
    Bob Dylan
    GE Smith
    Rickie Lee Jones
    Steve Miller (sort of a hero)
    George Thorogood
    Joan Jett
    Vernon Reid
    Bill Horist
    SRV/Jeff Beck
    Elvis Costello
    Stephen Malkmus

    guess that's about it... i dont really get to many shows and usually there's more deciding what shows i get to than guitar hero presence (the Vieux Farka Touré / Bombino show though was pure guitar heaven..)

    guitarists i deeply regret not seeing while i had the chance
    RL Burnside
    BB King
    Prince.
     
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    A year with Jimmy Herring? Damn! Is he a good teacher?
     
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    oh yeah he was one of the best!!!
     
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    Off the top of my head…

    BB King
    Buddy Guy
    Hubert Sumlin
    Eric Clapton
    Keith Richards
    Ronnie Wood
    Robert Cray
    Bob Dylan
    Paul McCartney
    Willie Nelson
    Al Jardine
    Tommy Emmanuel
    Vince Gill
    Little Jimmy Dickens
    Porter Wagoner
    Asleep at the Wheel
    Ana Popovic
    Rick Derringer
    Johnny Colla
    Marty Stuart
    Ricky Skaggs
    Fezz Parka
    Eric Johnson
    Zach Wylde
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd
    Johnny Lang


    BUT… I’ve seen tons of amazing guitar players that had none of the fame and ten times the talent and meaning in their playing than some (not all) of the people I’ve seen.
     
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    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris Silver Member

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    yes....he taught at AIM when i was there.
     
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    Well, I'd have to wrack my old brain to list them all, but here are a few starting with the most recent:

    Brian May
    Randy Bachman
    The Ventures (current lineup)

    Over the years:
    Joe Perry
    Skunk Baxter (Doobies)
    Molly Hatchet (The ORIGINAL lineup, not the cover band that's out there now using the name)
    Ted Nugent
    George Thorogood
    Joe Walsh
    Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
    Johnny Ramone (4 times)
     
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    nice list. i envy your fezz parka entry.
     
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    Eddie Van Halen
    Dean DeLeo
    Dean Ween
    Mike McCready
     
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    In no particular order

    Jimmy Page
    David Gilmour
    Van Halen
    BB King
    Warren Haynes
    Eric Clapton
    Slash (G&R)
    Steve Lukather
    Randy Bachman (BTO)
    Al Dimeola
    Joe Walsh
    Jerry Garcia
    Carlos Santana
    Billy Gibbons
    Ted Nugent
    Kiss
    Buddy Guy
    Dean DeLeo
    Billy Duffy
    Brian Setzer
    @heltershelton

    Does Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers count?

    I never saw Tony Iommi play live, but I met him once.

    That's all I can remember at the moment.
     
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    I’m sure there are some I’m missing, but I can say the Fezz sighting is my favorite. The most authentic playing I’ve seen.

    I had the good fortune of being around Nashville in the mid 2000’s when the country legends were alive and still came to town. When the Opry would be held at the Ryman I’d always check out the lineup and then check it out of anyone interesting was playing.

    I just remembered The Sons of the Pioneers! They were amazing Monte. Just fantastic.
     
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    Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Johnny Winter, Keith Richards, Martin Barre, Joan Jett, Eric Johnson, Steve Winwood, Angus Young...
     
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    My main influences were Black Blues guitarists.

    Elizabeth Cotten - 1968
    John Jackson - 1968
    Muddy Waters - 1970, 1972
    John Lee Hooker - 1970 x 2
    Freddie King - 1972
    Jimmie Dawkins - 1970
    Mighty Joe Young- 1970
    Luther Allison- 1970, 1971, 1972
    Howlin' Wolf - 1970
    Hound Dog Taylor -1972, 1975
    Otis Rush - 1972
    BB King - 2008

    I wasn't in Rock guitar all that much, except for Jimi, Peter Green, Roy Buchanan, Robin Trower. A few stories are the main takeaway from these shows.

    Robert Fripp - 1969 with King Crimson*
    Robin Trower - Procul Harum: 1970, 1971; Robin Trower Band: 1973, 1975, 1976 (brilliant, inspired performance)
    Leslie West - 1973 opened for Trower**
    Roy Buchanan - 1979 (amazing, just amazing)
    Eric Clapton - 1990 (yawn)***
    Mark Knopfler -2019

    *King Crimson: I call this show "The Best Concert I Don't Remember." But how can three guys sound like they did?! The Mellotron, for one, plus, they were all frippin' uber-talented geniuses.

    **Leslie West: I remember two things from his set. He made the Les Paul Jr. he was holding look the size of a soprano uke. He said, "I've never tried this live, before, recorded a loop and played over it with the band.

    ***Eric Clapton: My then wife wanted to go. For me it was a long day. Up early, fly from San Diego to Las Vegas, check in on my installation crew. Arrived back at Las Vegas airport, flew back to San Diego in the evening, wife picks me up, go directly from airport to the concert.

    Edited error: It was John Jackson that I saw in 1968, not Robert Lockwood, Jr.
     
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    David Gilmour
    Jimmy Page
    Carlos Santana
    Billy Gibbons
    Pete Townshend
    BB King
    Albert King
    Ted Nugent
    Steve Miller
    Nancy Wilson

    Lots of others I don't remember.
     
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    There was a poll of the ages of the members here... Looking at the results, I felt like a kid being only 42! :)
    I think the average age was something like 97, but my memory is not so good in my old age!

    My list:
    Neal Schon in 2001
    ALEX LIFESON
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd in 2002 (someone else mentioned him... I'm not claiming he's a guitar hero- or saying he is not!)
    If Kenny can go in here then Johnny Lang can too!

    I saw Soundgarden in 1995, but I'm not sure if Kim Thayil is a hero.
    Metallica (I second that they aren't heros) :)
     
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    Oh Michael is on another level, plays so melodic, and UFO is always quoted as a big influence on many of the big metal acts from the 80s. He’s among my most influential, will always go see him live if playing near by. Have seen him 9 or 10 times, once an acoustic set with Contraband which was really cool. Ever since my brother blared the strangers version of Rock Bottom out of the garage in the early 80s I was a fan. (Then Gary Moore’s version of Shapes of Things live came on next and talk about a guitar fest, I discovered two new guitar heroes in one day!, thanks bro! Forever grateful.)

    had an appointment to get a guitar lesson from Michael, and postponed it to see a Grateful Dead show, and never did get it rescheduled. Ugh, any way that reminds me, I saw Jerry Garcia too, lol. And these are great lists, also reminded me I saw Buddy Guy as well, got video of him walking through the crowd while playing. Oh, and saw Rush too, because MSG opened for them so had to see Michael of course, but man, Alex Lifeson is awesome. Also Rik Emmet, how could I forget Triumph!, saw them with Yngwie opening, so there’s even another. Sheesh, my memory is terrible, guess what they say about pot smoking has some truth, lmao
     
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    Fun just to think back to try to list them!

    -David Gilmour
    -Pete Townshend
    -John Entwistle
    -Stanley Clarke
    -Victor Wooten
    -John Mayer
    -John Frusciante
    -Dave Grohl
    -Mark Knopfler
    -Peter Frampton
    -Eric Clapton
    -Derek Trucks
    -John McLaughlin
    -Vince Gill
    -Doyle Bramhall II
    -Joe Walsh
    -BB King
    -Billy Gibbons
    -Jeff Beck
    -Paul McCartney
    -Mike Campbell
    -Nathan East
    -Slash
    -Tony Levin
    -Phil Collen
    -Kenny Wayne Shepherd
    -Geddy Lee
    -Alex Lifeson
    -Sting
    -Andy Summers
    -Joe Perry
    -Rick Nielsen
    -Dave Matthews


    Notables I haven’t seen but are still on my list and are still alive:

    -Jimmy Page
    -Steve Lukather
    -Carlos Santana
    -John Paul Jones
    -Lindsey Buckingham
    -Zakk Wylde
    -James Taylor
    -Steve Cropper
    -Don Felder
    -Sammy Hagar (yes I’m counting him as a guitar hero)
    -John Oates
    -Roland Orzabal
     
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