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Jerry Garcia or Eric clapton? Or both?

  1. thirdmillenium profile image71
    thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago

    Just finished listening to a string of Greatful Dead classics with tears in my eyes. I am the  Deadesthead. Jerry said once that he hoped to learn to play guitar before he died! He had the temerity to be humble.

    Clapton is God yes, but once his temerity showed when he claimed he was the greatest guitarist. He could say it again and we will say yeah yeah

    Who really was the greatest?

    I say both

    1. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "Jerry Garcia or Eric clapton?"

      Neither.

      1. thirdmillenium profile image71
        thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        What??????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hmm
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        1. Jim Hunter profile image60
          Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          What are you confused about?

          Jerry Garcia and Eric Clapton are the two greatest guitarists of all time?

          Please.

          They don't rank in the top 5.

          You need to broaden your musical scope.

          1. thirdmillenium profile image71
            thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I am more than perplexed
            Who are those five. Pl enlighten me before my goes smithereens

          2. Daniel Carter profile image91
            Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            And your top 5 are?....

            1. Jim Hunter profile image60
              Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              My top 5

              Hmmmmm

              Not in any order, just better than the choices offered up.

              Stevie Ray Vaughn
              Yngwie Malmsteen
              Jimmy Page
              Alex Lifeson
              Eddie Van Halen
              Angus Young

              Thats six

              1. nlowman profile image61
                nlowmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I cannot even BELIEVE there is no Jimi or Randy on here.

                1. Jim Hunter profile image60
                  Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I didn't think of Hendrix until after I posted.

                  Randy Rhodes was definitely a great guitarist.

                  He's been dead so long I forgot him.

                  1. nlowman profile image61
                    nlowmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Fair enough.

              2. thirdmillenium profile image71
                thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                yeah but yeah

                But pioneering counts. That is where Clapton and Hendrix AND Jerry stand out

                1. Jim Hunter profile image60
                  Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  No.

                  Blues guitarists have been around a lot longer than those guys.

                  They copied from them although Hendrix was a little more innovative.

    2. nlowman profile image61
      nlowmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's "Grateful Dead." I'm not sure you can be the "Deadesthead" if you don't know that.....

  2. prettydarkhorse profile image66
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    Eric Clapton

    Love love love him I play the guitar so both.... but more on Clapton

  3. Greek One profile image81
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    If discussing just the two of them and no one else, Eric Clapton by far...

    although Jerry Garcia makes better ice cream

    1. Daniel Carter profile image91
      Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What he said.

    2. thirdmillenium profile image71
      thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Who else is there in the same mold?

      1. Jim Hunter profile image60
        Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I don't know about the same mold unless you mean Blues Guitarists.

        Then
        Stevie Ray Vaughn
        Jimmy Vaughn
        Jimmy Page (although not limited to Blues)
        Duane Allman
        Robert Johnson
        Muddy Waters

        The list is long.

        1. thirdmillenium profile image71
          thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I am surprised there is no Jimi Hendrix in your list

          1. Jim Hunter profile image60
            Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Jimi Hendrix is definitely on my list, but there is no way I could choose who is the best.

            I just know there is better than Jerry Garcia and Eric Clapton.

  4. thirdmillenium profile image71
    thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago

    Anyway. the subtext is:
    Do tears roll down when you hear Greteful dead.... say, Rripples.. the da da da dada da  da da

  5. Arthur Fontes profile image91
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    I actually wrote a hub.  It is in consideration of lead guitarists.

    Great Lead Guitar Players. Who Is The Best Lead Guitar Player?

    Also influential guitarists:

    Guitar Players Who Influenced Rock Music

    Clapton made this list!

 
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