Guitar heros you've seen live

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  1. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Not the usual guitar hero choices but I remember being mesmerised watching

    James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers)

    Paul Weller

    Jamie Hince (The Kills)

    and Nels Cline (Wilco)



    Ive seen tons of the usual guys (Gilmore, Clapton etc) but maybe because it’s always bigger gigs and your further away they never really did if for me…
     
  2. Jason D

    Jason D Senior Stratmaster

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    I don’t even want to put down a list. I can’t create a list that holds a candle to so many of these lists. Wow, some of you have been super lucky.
     
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    Small list but some goodies
    Frampton
    Kossoff
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    Dave Hill (Slade)
    Jim Sonefield (Hootie)
    Jan Akkerman (Focus)
    Clapton (John Mayall)
    Steve Marriot (Small Faces)
     
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    John Norum (Europe) - one of my first guitar heroes, and also a contender for that 'underrated guitarists' thread
    Joanne Shaw Taylor - probably my favourite current blues guitarist

    Sadly that's it so far; most of my guitar heroes are dead. :(
     
  5. DrDiederick

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    Same here :thumb: .... zie je daar dan!

    But when will it be? I also have tickets for the Deep Purple 2020, Manowar 2021, The Dead Daisies 2021, Michael Schenker 2020 and so on ..... currently I am just collecting vouchers!

    BW
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  6. henderman

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    i saw eric johnson in a small venue in st.pete. after the show the non guitar players were more impressed than the guitar players.
     
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    I’m not making a list, but I will put in a plug for a wild card. The best live performance I ever saw in person was Tuck Andress of the Tuck and Patti duo. Saw them at a jazz festival and he blew my mind. Didn’t even know who he was at the time.
     
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    I was privileged to see B. B. King play at a private "industry event" party. Has to be 10 years or more ago, but a signature memory for me... 30 ft away from greatness.
     
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    Jeff Beck
    Jeff Cook
    SRV
    Brian Setzer
    Jerry Reed
    Glen Campbell
    Glenn Frey
    Billy Gibbons
    G.E. Smith
    Waylon Jennings
     
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    Ritchie Blackmore, Mark Knopfler.
     
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    Zakk Wylde! yes of course, saw him with Ozzy and solo at the Wiltern,
    that was a cool show. Saw Jake E Lee with Ozzy too, but never got the chance to see Randy, died just before I started going to concerts. Speaking of the Wiltern, I saw Jethro Tull there, Martin Barre is no slouch either.
     
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    These are the ones who've really blown me away at live performances I attended over the years:

    Jeff Beck 4x
    Joe Satriani 6x, maybe more
    Santana 4x
    EVH 2x
    Yngvie Malmsteen 2x
    Zakk Wylde 3x
    David Gilmour 2x
    Buck Dharma 2x (very underrated IMO)
    Mark Knopfler
    SRV
    Clapton
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    Pete Townshend
    Trevor Rabin
    Joe Perry
    Michael Schenker
    Robert Cray
    Steve Morse
    Dick Dale
    Adrien Belew
    Steve Howe
    Angus Young

    There's a bunch more famous guys I've seen but they didn't floor me like these guys did.
     
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    I know I'll think of more as soon as I post:

    Adrian Belew
    B.B. King
    Jimmie Vaughn
    Buddy Guy
    George Benson
    Prince
    Steve Vai
    I don't consider Johnny Ramone a guitar hero per se, but I saw him
    Robert Cray
    Vernon Reid

    Mind's drawing a blank now...

    JAMES
     
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    And?
     
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    John Frusciante
    Lindsey Buckingham
    Omar Rodríguez
    Neil Young
    Lemmy (bass guitar hero)
     
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    All of ‘em, never seen one dead.
     
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    Too many to list, but notable ones are:
    EVH
    Joe Satriani
    Uli Jon Roth
    Brian May
    Sonny Landreth
    Tom Scholz
    Glenn Tipton/KK Downing
    John Sykes
    Scott Gorham
    Alex Lifeson
    Buddy Guy
    Jeff Beck
     
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    Eric Clapton (15-20x)
    Paco de Lucía (2x)
    Carlos Santana (2x)
    Mark Knopfler (4x)
    Jeff Beck
    George Benson (2x)
    B.B. King
    Gary Clark Jr.
    Dominic Miller
    Robert Fripp (2x solo and 1x with King Crimson)
    Eric Gales
    Derek Trucks (with Clapton and with the Tedeschi-Trucks Band)
    Andy Fairweather-Low (solo and with Clapton)
    Doyle Bramhall II (always with Clapton, although I find it difficult to like this guy's playing)
    Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (yes, this guy was very special...!!)
    Bonnie Raitt
    Mike Oldfield
    Tomatito (if you don't know him, you should try and listen to him: his duets with piano hero Michel Camilo are just awesome)
    Stevie Winwood
    Robert Cray (3x)
    Tommy Emmanuel
    Larry Coryell
    Al Di Meola
    Elvis Costello
    Glen Frey (with the Eagles)

    Maybe not guitar heroes, but seen them guitar solo:

    James Taylor (6x)
    Al Stewart
    Don MacLean (2x)
    Jackson Browne
    Eric Bibb
    Teddy Thompson

    And my favorite Spanish players :

    The late Antonio Vega (he was a gifted guitarist and songwriter)
    Carlos Raya
    a few flamenco guitar players: José Luis Montón, Juan Manuel Cañizares, Vicente Amigo and already mentioned Tomatito, among others.

    I like all of them, but I will always remember the impression that I had the first time I saw Derek Trucks. It was at a Clapton concert in the Royal Albert Hall. I didn't even know who that young man with an SG was but man was I amazed!!
     
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    It's what I do. ;)

    We played well together.
     
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  20. Nate D

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    Yes. And you do it so well.

    And that’s why you’re my hero.
     
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