Legends of Rock Guitar: The Essential Reference of Rock's Greatest Guitarists

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1997 - Music - 264 pages
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(Book). This book is a virtual encyclopedia of great electric guitar players, with 35 chapters examining the major players in each important era of rock. The book begins with rock's birth from the blues, covering masters like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. It proceeds to cover rockabilly greats like Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Holly; through the mop tops and matching suits of the British Invasion; to the psychedelia of the Dead and Hendrix; glam rock's dresses and distortion; fusion virtuosos like Metheny, Gambale, and Henderson; metal masters; shred stars; grunge gods; grindcore; and much more. Legends of Rock Guitar is not only a great resource for guitar fans, but an interesting and well-researched chronology of the rock idiom. 264 pages, 8-1/2 x 11
 

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It's about time a major publication has included major players such as Ray Gomez. His contributions to music have been significant and unexplainably under highlighted. He's played on many of the most important instrumental albums of the seventies and eighties and continues to spark creative guitar to this day. Kudos to your publication.  

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Contents

Blues and Country Masters
8
The Fifties
11
Rockability
16
Instrumental and Surf Rock
21
The British Invasion
27
The UK Blues Revival
31
The US Blues Revival
37
Folk Rock
43
Session Players
158
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal III
164
Pop Experimenters
173
EuroMetal
182
Instrumental Rock II
189
Shred
197
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal IV
203
Arena Rock
209

Psychedelia
48
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal
59
British Invasion II
68
Art Rock
78
Roots Rock
90
Glam Rock
95
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal II
104
SingerSongwriters
116
JazzRock Fusion
122
Southern Rock
130
Eclectic Electrics
137
Punk and New Wave
153
Roots Rock II
216
Thrash
223
Alternative
230
EuroPop EuroGoth EuroRock
237
Grunge
242
Industrial and Grindcore
249
Hard Rock and Metal V
254
The Future of Rock Guitar?
257
Index
259
Photo Credits
263
About the Authors
264
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About the author (1997)

Pete Prown and Lisa Sharken are veteran music journalists and guitarists.

Newquist was editor-in-chief of Guitar magazine, and his other magazine work has covered topics from musicians and medicine on to artifical intelligence and virtual reality. He has several film credits. He has been playing guitar since he was 15.

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