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

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1997 - 264 pages
(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
4
The Fifties
7
Rockability
12
Instrumental and Surf Rock
17
The British Invasion
23
The UK Blues Revival
27
The US Blues Revival
33
Folk Rock
39
Session Players
154
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal III
160
Pop Experimenters
169
EuroMetal
178
Instrumental Rock II
185
Shred
193
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal IV
199
Arena Rock
205

Psychedelia
44
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal
55
British Invasion II
64
Art Rock
74
Roots Rock
86
Glam Rock
91
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal II
100
SingerSongwriters
112
JazzRock Fusion
118
Southern Rock
126
Eclectic Electrics
133
Punk and New Wave
149
Roots Rock II
212
Thrash
219
Alternative
226
EuroPop EuroGoth EuroRock
233
Grunge
238
Industrial and Grindcore
245
Hard Rock and Metal V
250
The Future of Rock Guitar?
253
Index
255
Photo Credits
259
About the Authors
260
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