View Full Version : Who is your favourite 60s and 70s Guitarist?

08-28-2009, 07:14 AM
By 60s or 70s I mean when they were at their Peak
so for example Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Howe, David Gilmour etc

Mine is Ritchie Blackmore
lots of cool Riffs IMO and I like his mixing of classical ideas and blues in his playing, wish he would come back to do something a bit more rock than what he's doing at the moment

08-28-2009, 07:27 AM
Steve Hackett, followed by Robert Fripp.

John McLaughlin never had a peak, per se, so I didn't choose him--he's been brilliant for 40+ years.

08-28-2009, 07:45 AM
Jimi Hendrix, hands down... he could have been a one man show

08-28-2009, 07:54 AM
Jeff Beck, Robert Fripp, Brian May and Dave Gilmour spring to mind.

08-28-2009, 07:58 AM
David Gilmour, absolutely. He was also a great singer-songwriter. Listen to MLOR and Division Bell and you'll see what I'm saying.

Giggs The Red Devil
08-28-2009, 08:03 AM
Pete Townshend

08-28-2009, 08:11 AM
Jimi's Innovation, Gilmour's sustain and sweet tone, McLaughlin's consistency, Brian May's killer tone, BB King's longevity, Harrison's timing, i could go on and on and on.

08-28-2009, 08:16 AM
Jimmy Page

Power Player
08-28-2009, 08:21 AM
Leslie West for me. I love all the usual suspects too like Gilmore, Hendrix, Page, Beck..etc.

Ljubicic for number1
08-28-2009, 08:22 AM

08-28-2009, 08:25 AM
Blackmore is amazing, so precise and clean in his playing. Eric Clapton has to mentioned as far as 60s and 70s guitarists. Clapton, Hendrix and Page would be my favorite for this period.

08-28-2009, 09:17 AM
Howe, Fripp and May.

08-28-2009, 11:22 AM
Although his life was cut short, I would have to go with Duane Allman, followed by Eric Clapton and Leslie West.

08-28-2009, 04:46 PM
Clapton, Page and Townshend slowed down in the later years, but Beck continued to shine. When Page inducted him into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame recently, he said, "This guy just gets better with age." It's true.
Gilmour and Blackmore impressed me back then, too, but Alvin Lee of 10 Years After, was also a huge player, remember? (And for country-rock fans, Albert Lee.) (And for real rock historians, remember Jim McCarty? He played with Mitch Ryder in the 60s, then Cactus in the 70s.)

08-28-2009, 04:54 PM
Alex Lifeson

08-28-2009, 05:02 PM
Dickie Betts


08-28-2009, 11:37 PM
Mark Knopfler.

08-29-2009, 05:50 AM
Eddie Van Halen pipped all of the above to the post in 1978...