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Initial post: Feb 18, 2013 6:31:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 18, 2013 6:32:45 PM PST
Name the 10 guitarists who have influenced your musical tastes, your favorite guitarists and/or you as a musician. This is not a Who's Best but, a who influenced YOU.
Here's My List

1. Jimi Hendrix-Influenced Gary Moore, Uli Roth, Robin Trower
2. Ritchie Blackmore-Influenced Yngwie Malmsteen, Metal guitarists
3. Tony Iommi-Influenced Many Metal guitarists
4. Eddie Van Halen-Influenced Randy Rhoads&Metal guitarists
5. Michael Schenker-Influenced Many Metal guitarists
6. Jimmy Page-Influenced Many Metal Guitarists
7. Dave Mustaine-Influenced James Hetfield, Thrash Guitarists
8. Glenn Tipton/KK Downing-Influenced the twin guitar bands
9. Dave Murray/Adrian Smith-Influenced Many Metal guitarists
10. Buck Dharma-I love his tone, style and variety in his play.

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 7:04:21 PM PST
Keith Richards
Neil Young
J Mascis
Mark Knopfler
Tommy Bolin
Joe Walsh
Mick Jones(The Clash)
Jeff Beck
Curt Kirkwood
Steve Howe

I would like to add to your Tipton/Downing entry that perhaps they were influenced by Wishbone Ash's Andy Powell and Ted Turner...another notable twin guitar duo would be Duane Allman and Dickey Betts from the Allman Bros. Band...

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 7:12:37 PM PST
Terry Kath
George Harrison
Pete Townsend
Jimi Hendrix
Brian May
Phil Keaggy
Steve Howe
Martin Barre
Ritchie Blackmore
Jan Akkerman

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 7:21:23 PM PST
mac says:
John Williams
Paco Peña
John McLaughlin
Jimi Hendrix
Leo Kottke
Ralph Towner
Terje Rypdal
Glenn Phillips
Robert Fripp
Adrian Belew
Henry Kaiser

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 7:39:49 PM PST
Two Tub Man says:
Alphabetically...

Duane Allman (The Allman Brothers Band/Sessions)
Ron Asheton (The Stooges)
Jeff Beck
Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult)
Rory Gallagher
Jimi Hendrix
Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick)
Johnny Ramone (The Ramones)
Ross The Boss (The Dictators)
Pete Townshend (The Who)

Duos:
Duane Allman & Dickey Betts (The Allman Brothers Band)
Dave Edmunds & Billy Bremner (Rockpile)
Wayne Kramer & Fred "Sonic" Smith (The MC5)
Ross The Boss & Scott "Top Ten" Kempner (The Dictators)
Deniz Tek & Chris "Klondike" Masuak (Radio Birdman)

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 7:40:53 PM PST
Tom Verlaine/Richard Lloyd
Joe Strummer (sure Mick could play better, but Joe was my biggest influence)
Lenny Kaye
Johnny Marr
Johnny Ramone
Pete Townshend
The Edge
Jack White
Brian May
Jimmy Herring

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 7:44:38 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 18, 2013 7:47:45 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 18, 2013 7:51:46 PM PST
Excellent mentions of Verlaine/Lloyd and Kramer/Smith!
I'll add Motorhead's Phil Campbell and Michael "Wurzel" Burston as well...and Scott Gorham/Brian Robertson from Thin Lizzy...

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 7:50:57 PM PST
The ones who have influenced me and my musical tastes the most would include:

1. Paul Stanley 2. Ace Frehley 3. Jimmy Page 4. Joe Perry 5. Brad Whitford 6. Chuck Berry 7. George Harrison 8. Paul McCartney (if just for the Paperback Writer riff alone) 9. James Burton 10. Prince

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 8:11:39 PM PST
Off the top of my head and in no particular order:

George Harrison
Ritchie Blackmore
Keith Richards
Dave Edmunds
John Fogerty
Pete Townshend
Jimi Hendrix
Eddie Van Halen
Roger McGuinn
Clarence White

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 8:48:41 PM PST
Blind Willie Johnson
Duane Allman
Elmore James
Jerry Douglas
Sonny Landreth

Danny Gatton
Uli John Roth
Michael Schenker
Wes Montgomery
Tony Iomni

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 9:04:19 PM PST
jpl says:
John McLaughlin
Wayne Krantz
Jeff Beck
Scott Henderson
Pat Metheney
Bill Frisell
Guthrie Govan
Leo Kottke
Tommy Emmanuel
Alex Machacek

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 9:40:12 PM PST
B-Jak says:
Formative years -
David Gilmour
Jimmy Page
Robert Fripp

Mid-period -

Richard Thompson
Adrian Belew
Jeff Beck
Phil Manzanera

These days -
Bill Frisell
Jimmy Herring
Danny Gatton

There are of course, many more, but those are the stand-outs in my mind right now.

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 10:15:45 PM PST
John Petrucci
Tony Iommi
Al Di Meola
Steve Hackett
Frank Marino
Robin Trower
Brian May
Jim Matheos
Ritchie Blackmore
David Gilmoure

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 6:23:56 AM PST
fpr says:
Kudos to those of you who remembered David Gilmour who always seems to escape mention on lists like these. Speaking of escaping mention, great job by Randal for including Terry Kath of Chicago. Listening to his solos on Poem 58 and South California Purples would make anybody a believer! I would like to add two more who were not mentioned: Carlos Santana (who has had THE most influence over me) and Davey Johnstone (from the Elton John Band who made me a lover of rock guitar at the ripe old age of 10).

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 6:49:56 AM PST
E. Marks says:
Mick Ronson- Far and away the most influential on me, lyrical and melodical in a way I don't think others are. He always played for the benefit of the SONG.
Pete Townshend- Makes me want to play ANGRY.
Mark Knopfler- Tunnel of Love makes me cry.
Phil Manzanera
Johnny Thunders- No holds barred, just went for "it".
Django Reinhardt- Besides being one of the all time greatest players, such an inspiration to manage it without half his fingers!

There are plenty of other great guitar players, but none who had an impact on me as a person or a musician like these guys.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 7:14:11 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013 7:19:42 AM PST
vivazappa says:
I can't play a lick so these are musical taste influences...in the order I discovered them...

Iommi
Mr. Blackmore
PETE
Zappa
Howe
Beck
JERRY
NEIL
WARREN (Haynes)
TREY

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 7:52:28 AM PST
TC says:
Hank Williams
Scotty Moore
Jimmy Page
Ace Frehley
Angus Young
Keith Richards
Eddie Van Halen
Jimi Hendrix
George Harrison
David Gilmour

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 8:06:53 AM PST
Steve Howe
Jimmy Page
Jan Akkerman
Andy Latimer
David Gilmour

Jimi Hendrix
Carlos Santana
Martin Barre
Richard Thompson
Ian Anderson (acoustic)

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 8:47:35 AM PST
scoutyjones says:
Neil Young
Mark Knopfler
Muddy Waters
Hendrix
SRV
Al Dimeola
Michael Hedges
Kenny Burrell

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 9:41:20 AM PST
AlexMontrose says:
Ritchie Blackmore
Tony Iommi
Michael Bruce
Ronnie Montrose
Joe Walsh
Joe Satriani
Steve Wilson
Jeff Beck
Michael Schenker
Pete Townshend

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 10:00:17 AM PST
zlh67 says:
Jeff Beck
Brian May
Jimmy Page
Carlos Santana
Pete Townshend
Vernon Reid (Living Colour)
Ritchie Blackmore
Jim Mankey (Concrete Blonde)
Alex Lifeson
Hendrix
SRV

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 10:07:30 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013 10:10:24 AM PST
AlexMontrose says:
Z,

I went to high school with the sister of Harry Rushakoff (I knew Harry too), a one time drummer with Concrete Blonde. She was slu**y but hot ;) Or slu**y *and* hot...depending on how you see things ;)

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 10:33:03 AM PST
D. Mok says:
1. The Edge
2. Chris DeGarmo
3. Neil Young
4. Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
5. Malcolm Young
6. Carrie Brownstein
7. Jimmy Page
8. Slash
9. Rejean Lachance
10. Tony Iommi

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 10:44:32 AM PST
Jerry Garcia
Clarence White
John Renbourn
John Fahey
Richard Thompson
Martin Simpson
Norman Blake
Doc Watson
Bert Jansch
Maybelle Carter
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