Name one or more underrated (under the radar) guitarists of the 70's and 80's

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  1. gazzie

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    Here's some of my favourites. Different styles but all brilliant in their own ways! Some are two guitarists because both were integral to the band's sound.

    Tony Bourge (Budgie)
    Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers)
    Steve Jones (Sex Pistols)
    Bernie Marsden/Micky Moody (Whitesnake)
    Uli Roth (The Scorpions)
    Robin Trower
    Fast Eddie Clarke (Motorhead)
    Pete Shelley/Steve Diggle (Buzzcocks)
    Johnny Ramone
    Jimmie Vaughan (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
    Gerry Laffy/Phil Collen (Girl)
    Jak Airport (X Ray Spex)
    Wilko Johnson (Dr Feelgood)
    Gypie Mayo (Dr Feelgood)

    Plenty more but that should get you started - check out any you are not familiar with, some were fantastic at songs/riffs, some at solos, and some were all rounders - but all great!
     
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    That get's a big +1! I was fortunate enough to see him play live. As good live as anything he did in the studio.
     
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    Terry Kath brilliant & John Reid Strife , not the most accomplished player but always played as if his life depended on it
     
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    Tony McAlpine
     
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    Stuart Adamson (The Skids/Big Country)
    Alvin Lee (Ten Years After)
     
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    Oh yeah! Forgot about him.
     
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    I used to love trying to play his 'My Old School;' solos.
     
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    Frank Marino, El Rhino
     
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    Jan Akkerman of Focus, highly underrated ....
     
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    Probably already mentioned:

    Alex Lifeson
    Robin Trower
    Ty Tabor
    Frank Marino
    Peter Frampton
    Brad Whitford
    Kim Mitchell
     
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    Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)
     
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    Bill Nelson (Be Bop Deluxe)
     
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    Probably Doug Fieger of the Knack. Most everybody knows My Sharona, but what most everyone forgets about is that he was an avid guitar collector and, not to mention, one of the best rhythm guitarists who ever lived. And he was also a Strat player. May he RIP.
     
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    I saw up above somebody mentioned Rhino, the guitar player for Captain Beyond.
     
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    Bill Kirchin
    Mark Farner
    Fast Fingers Freddie Robinson
    Johnny Guitar Watson
    June Millington
    Frank Zappa
    Jorma Kaukonen
    Johnny Winter
    and no list is complete without JOE WALSH.


    These are the first names off the top of my head.
     
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    Ollie Halsall from Patto.
     
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