Live Poll: Greatest Guitar Legends of the Early Rock Era

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These are the best of the 1950s thru the 1970s Guitarists.

Who is your favorite?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048707200/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/pg4RHDcvl1Q/
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Gitte Løyche

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Ed, if I didn't have grey hair already............
Jimi Hendrix the guitar equilibrist who has inspired so many succeeding him - or 'Old Slowhand' who has mastered the art of playing guitar like no others. - And then I can't help looking for BB King although it may be argued that he played more blues than rock.

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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That's exactly why he's not on the list. The thrill is gone!
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Hi Jessica.
Who do you think should be removed to fit him in?
Thanks.
:):)
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Jessica, Champion

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Well, I don't know, I thought I'd leave that up to you. But definitely not Satriani. :)

(And it's okay if you can't fit him in.)
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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I'll think on it and make a decision later today.
Thanks
:)
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Jessica, I read his bio. I am not familiar with Steve or the Dixie Dregs from the 1970's
But his overall contribution impressed me.
Recommend some of his music and guitar work that I should listen to.
Kinda feel stupid not knowing who he was, being a D.J. and also being the same age as Steve!!!
:):)
I put him in at #14
Cheers
Ed
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I actually haven't listened that much to the Dregs or Steve Morse myself, but I know he's a great guitarist, so thank you for adding him. :)

The Dixie Dregs are an instrumental jazz rock band; here is their first album from 1976:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQv2UzUGrto&list=PL8a8cutYP7fpy5VwI72sl9h81T0iaKqVC

I also found this solo by Steve that demonstrates his skills:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id6OyLCjBeA
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Thanks
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NarniaisAwesome

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Perhaps add Neal Schon of Journey?  They were around in the 70's, not to mention the even earlier work he did.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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No
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NarniaisAwesome

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Nuts... :)
BTW, sorry I haven't been as active on here (you: "Thank goodnes!!") Summer's here and been enjoying the weather.  Winter is the time for me to GS.  :)
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Cool :)
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Bump
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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This choice is so, so difficult. I can't make up my mind between five.

Can you change "thru" to "through?" Thanks, Ed. :)
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Sure
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Done.
My 5
Clapton
Satriani
Hendrix
Knopfler
Van Halen
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I'm not music expert enough to judge who is really the best, but my favorite is David Gilmour with his crying guitar.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Thanks.
Hope your suggestion gets lotsa votes!
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Gitte Løyche

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Almost impossible to vote! There were so many great ones!
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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I know. Sometimes you wish that some polls would let you have multiple choice! LOL
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Gitte Løyche

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Exactly!
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Eric Clapton is more versatile.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Agreed