So who is the greatest guitarist you've ever seen play live?

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  1. c mark walker profile image59
    c mark walkerposted 5 years ago

    So who is the greatest guitarist you've ever seen play live?

    For me it was Stevie Ray Vaughn and you?

  2. MickS profile image69
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    Bert Jansch, on stage and at many parties it London in the mid 60s.  Eric Clapton in the backroom in John Mayall's club at London in the 60's.

    1. c mark walker profile image59
      c mark walkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      whoa.....too cool. I saw Eric Clapton in Macon GA for the Slow hand tour,he played for three hours doing a lot of Derik and the Dominos

    2. MickS profile image69
      MickSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I sometimes did a bit of labouring for JM, my cousin lived in London and worked at the club, at times he got me a bit of casual work there, so I sometimes got to sit in and see the various bands reherse.

    3. The Public Image profile image78
      The Public Imageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Bert Jansch was the man! He took what Davy Graham did and refined it even further. So cool that you got to see him in such intimate surroundings. Color me jealous!

  3. The Public Image profile image78
    The Public Imageposted 5 years ago

    Watching U2's The Edge in action was an education on what it's possible to achieve with the instrument. His live arrangements of songs that feature lots of layering and overdubbing in the studio was really inspiring.

    But perhaps the most awe-inspiring player I've ever seen live was Matt Bellamy of Muse. I caught them in Boston just after the European release of the band's second album, "The Origin of Symmetry" (which wouldn't see a domestic release for about 3 more years). From the front row, I was dazzled as Mr. Bellamy played guitar while singing, played guitar while singing and playing keyboards, played guitar while singing and playing keyboards and manipulating pedals, played guitar behind his back, played guitar behind his head, played guitar while kicking over his amplifier and standing on the cab with the speakers facing up from the floor... and all the while, never so much as missing a note.

    Madness, indeed.

  4. promisem profile image96
    promisemposted 5 years ago

    I just saw Eric Clapton for the first time a few months ago. He's now 68, and I couldn't believe how well he played and sang. It was an amazing performance.

    Rolling Stone has him #2 after Hendrix. Too bad I'll never see Hendrix, at least not in this life!

  5. taburkett profile image59
    taburkettposted 5 years ago

    my grandson - who by the way - is self-taught
    he plays several instruments very well.
    it was the greatest music I have ever heard.

  6. Man of Strength profile image76
    Man of Strengthposted 5 years ago

    About 10 years ago I saw Prince in concert. He's underrated as a guitarist but he displayed pure mastery of the instrument that night. At times during his solos, it seemed as if he was in a trance.

    1. The Public Image profile image78
      The Public Imageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's so cool! Prince is a totally underrated guitarist. I would love to see him live, personally. It's awesome that you got to catch one of his shows!

  7. profile image0
    Joanne M Olivieriposted 5 years ago

    Hands down, no one better than Carlos Santana.  I have seen him live many times and he is sensational!

  8. StoneCircle profile image91
    StoneCircleposted 5 years ago

    Live Blues is B.B. King. The man just slides his fingers up and down the neck of a guitar and Lucille sings his praises.
    Live Rock is very hard to choose. Two names keep repeating in my head. Pete Townsend just makes it look easy while Jimmy Page is a master of multi neck guitars. I have seen them both live many times. I would say Jimmy playing guitar with a violin bow wins.


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