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    Whom among the many great prog rock guitarists would you deem to have had a seminal influence on this genre, whether it be from a technical, creative or innovative standpoint Some that come immediately to mind for me are: Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck , John Mclaughlin and Robin Trower, but I know there are many many more. Some help, please.
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    Not strictly rock, but maybe not strickly jazz either. How about Pat Metheney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    Not strictly rock, but maybe not strickly jazz either. How about Pat Metheney?

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    Spot on Teddy I would say Metheny is at least on a par with Mclaughlin.
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    Yep, I'll add a +1 for Pat Metheny

    My other personal favourites include:

    Steve Hackett
    Steve Howe
    Steve Hillage
    Steve Wilson
    Steve Fripp
    Steve Gilmour
    Steve Belew

    ... err hang on a sec ... ah whoops, got stuck in a 'steve' loop there

    Robert Fripp
    Dave Gilmour
    Adrian Belew
    Mike Oldfield
    David Rhodes
    Alan Morse
    Brian May (probably not classed as Prog since Queen were in a class of their own ... so were Floyd really)
    Alex Lifeson
    Jan Akkermann
    Alan Holdsworth

    and I know there are probably many who think of him as "just one of the Beatles",
    but I've always liked the way George Harrison played


    I'm sure there are others ...
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    Soubasse, That's a great observation you made re George Harrison. Absolutely spot on!
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    Steve Miller Although starting out as a blues man nobody who has heard Fly Like an Eagle from the album of the same name could deny him a place here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    Steve Miller Although starting out as a blues man nobody who has heard Fly Like an Eagle from the album of the same name could deny him a place here.

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    Hi Teddy,
    I absolutely agree with you on Steve Miller and that album. I would also add to that his work Children of the Future, which is a somewhat older album. Some really great "progressive " sounds and effects on that one as well. Are you by any chance familiar with that album? p,s. I tried posting this in yellow or bright green ink; for some reason neither attempt was successful. Sorry. I'll give it another go the next time I post to you or Mike. Steve
    Last edited by White Knight; Dec-08-2010 at 02:28.
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    Steve, the standard white is fine, it's only the darker blues, blacks and suchlike that give problems.
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    Ok Mike, thanx for letting me know; I'll just stick to the white unless you advise otherwise. Steve. p.s. I'm about to check out lastfm.com. Thanx again for the 411.
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    Hi Mike: I just finished opening an account with lastfm.com and was sampling some ELP and Sky. And Mike, it's the bomb! Once I learn how to navigate it better, I'll be able to share links with you, Teddy and all my other friends on this forum. I can't wait to start exploring! Anyway, thanks again and I hope you and yours are safe, well and warm on this frigid night {at least in New York}. Steve
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    You are puting me to shame Steve. I will have to have a look at last fm over the holiday, when I get some time to myself. Ha ha ha.
    I will also have to revisit Steve Miller. A lot of my music is still on vinyl and does not get played so often as I would like. One of my chores will be to make sure everything is alphabetic, to aid searches. I must have the best part of eighty vinyl albums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    You are puting me to shame Steve. I will have to have a look at last fm over the holiday, when I get some time to myself. Ha ha ha.
    I will also have to revisit Steve Miller. A lot of my music is still on vinyl and does not get played so often as I would like. One of my chores will be to make sure everything is alphabetic, to aid searches. I must have the best part of eighty vinyl albums.

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    Teddy, that will be the day when I put you to shame! It will never, ever happen. Peace--Steve.
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    How about Carlos Santana?
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    Got some on vinyl Steve. At his best he is awesome.


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    Yes he is Teddy, yes he is. He really cooks with an intense flame.
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