Dear music lovers,
I wish you a happy Friday, weekend arrives!
I started to play guitar when I was 10 years old. and today I want to write about the guitar players that influenced me the most.
The first track that I tried to play on my electric guitar was “Who Knows” performed by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.
Here´s a very rare video of Hendrix performing “Hey Joe” playing the guitar solo with his tongue.
And her´s another very rare video showing Jimi Hendrix jamming with Eric Clapton & Cream in London. Jimi dethroned the “God” Clapton. This video supplies also a lot of insider information around the foundation of trhe legebdary “Jimi Hendix Experience”,
And here´s another of my favorite guitar heroes, Zakk Wylde, the longterm guitar player of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne.
Wylde in August 2010
|Birth name||Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt|
|Born||January 14, 1967
Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
|Genres||Heavy metal, hard rock, sludge metal, groove metal, southern rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, actor, producer|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, keyboards, harmonica, bass|
|Labels||Geffen, Spitfire, Inside Out, Artemis, Roadrunner, Epic, Sony|
|Associated acts||Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne, Pride & Glory, Steel Dragon, Britny Fox, Black Sabbath|
In this video one of his best guitar solos with Osbourne.
And here´s my all time favorite guitar solo in a song of Zakk Wylde´s band “Black Label Society.
In my first blog “FUSION” we heard Billy Gobham´s “Spectrum”. with guitar player Tommy Bolin.
Bolin in 1975
|Birth name||Thomas Richard Bolin|
|Born||August 1, 1951
Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.
|Died||December 4, 1976 (aged 25)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Genres||Hard rock, blues rock, funk rock, jazz fusion|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, bass, drums, piano, keyboards, synthesizer|
|Associated acts||Zephyr, Billy Cobham, James Gang, Deep Purple, Moxy, Alphonse Mouzon, Energy, A Patch of Blue|
Here´s one of my favorite songs from his first solo album “Teaser”.
And here´s one of my all time favorite songs, from the time when Tommy Bolin played with James Gang.
I want to introduce a guitar legend that influenced me a lot with his unmistakeable guitar sound created with a !voice box” that I had to byuy immediatly to copy his sound.
|Johnny “Guitar” Watson|
Watson in 1976
|Birth name||John Watson Jr.|
|Also known as||Young John Watson|
|Born||February 3, 1935
Houston, Texas, United States
|Died||May 17, 1996 (aged 61)
|Genres||Blues, soul, funk|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, bass guitar, drums|
|Labels||Federal, RPM, Keen, Class, Kent, Arvee, Goth, Escort, King, Highland, Jowat, Okeh, Fantasy, DJM, A&M, Valley Vue, Wilma|
|Associated acts||Chuck Higgins, Floyd Dixon, Larry Williams, The Mighty Hannibal, Etta James, Frank Zappa|
John Watson Jr. (February 3, 1935 – May 17, 1996), known professionally as Johnny “Guitar” Watson, was an American blues, soul, and funk musician and singer-songwriter. A flamboyant showman and electric guitarist in the style of T-Bone Walker, Watson recorded throughout the 1950s and 1960s with some success. His creative reinvention in the 1970s with funk overtones, saw Watson have hits with “Ain’t That a Bitch”, “I Need It” and “Superman Lover”. His successful recording career spanned forty years, with his highest chart appearance being the 1977 song “A Real Mother For Ya”.
I want to finish my story for today wth guitar legend Mark Knopfler.
Knopfler in 2015
|Birth name||Mark Freuder Knopfler|
|Born||12 August 1949
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
|Occupation(s)||Film score composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, singer-songwriter|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Labels||Vertigo, Mercury, Warner Bros., Reprise|
|Associated acts||Dire Straits, The Notting Hillbillies, Chet Atkins, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, Sonny Landreth, Sting, Brewers Droop|
Here´s Mark Knopfler playing “Brothers In Arms with big Orchestra.
I wish you a beautiful Friday and will come back tomorrow with a new story, this time about the Austrian record label DUM DUM RECORDS.