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
What are you confused about?
Jerry Garcia and Eric Clapton are the two greatest guitarists of all time?
They don't rank in the top 5.
You need to broaden your musical scope.
I am more than perplexed
Who are those five. Pl enlighten me before my goes smithereens
My top 5
Not in any order, just better than the choices offered up.
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Eddie Van Halen
I cannot even BELIEVE there is no Jimi or Randy on here.
yeah but yeah
But pioneering counts. That is where Clapton and Hendrix AND Jerry stand out
It's "Grateful Dead." I'm not sure you can be the "Deadesthead" if you don't know that.....
Love love love him I play the guitar so both.... but more on Clapton
If discussing just the two of them and no one else, Eric Clapton by far...
although Jerry Garcia makes better ice cream
I don't know about the same mold unless you mean Blues Guitarists.
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Jimmy Page (although not limited to Blues)
The list is long.
I am surprised there is no Jimi Hendrix in your list
Anyway. the subtext is:
Do tears roll down when you hear Greteful dead.... say, Rripples.. the da da da dada da da da
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!
by jrbassman712 13 years ago
It's too subjective. There's also a multitude of criteria to consider. I can pretty much guarantee any pop musicians would not be on my list, however. I have yet to hear a phenomenal musician in either the pop or alt. country genre.
by Wesman Todd Shaw 7 years ago
Who is your favourite guitarist, and why?Also, if you have a favourite song by your favourite guitarist, then I want to know what it is.Please don't list singers who happen to pose with guitars on stage - just real guitarist, the guy's who don't have to sing, but singers that play well are welcome...
by Beelzedad 11 years ago
Eric Clapton is auctioning off 138 items in aid of the Crossroads Centre New York and California, Los Angeles, 9 Mar 2011, featuring guitars and amps, some in the tens of thousands of dollars value.But a piece of Clapton. http://www.bonhams.com/usa/auction/19226/
by Kaili Bisson 9 years ago
Living or deceased. Certain names come to mind right away...Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton...what about Richard Thompson? Let me know what you think and why.
by Phil Hobbs 11 years ago
Best guitarist of all time?Who do you think the best guitars of all time (well so far) is?
by albertovich 10 years ago
My first questions was kind of hard but I hope this one gets more players.
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