Who is your favourite 60s and 70s Guitarist?

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  1. Tempest344

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Jimi Hendrix, hands down... he could have been a one man show
     
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    Jeff Beck, Robert Fripp, Brian May and Dave Gilmour spring to mind.
     
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    David Gilmour, absolutely. He was also a great singer-songwriter. Listen to MLOR and Division Bell and you'll see what I'm saying.
     
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    Pete Townshend
     
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    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.
     
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    Jimmy Page
     
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    Leslie West for me. I love all the usual suspects too like Gilmore, Hendrix, Page, Beck..etc.
     
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    Jimi.............
     
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    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.
     
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    Howe, Fripp and May.
     
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    Although his life was cut short, I would have to go with Duane Allman, followed by Eric Clapton and Leslie West.
     
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    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.)
     
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    Alex Lifeson
     
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    Dickie Betts

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    Eddie Van Halen pipped all of the above to the post in 1978...
     
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