Bluesman Gary Moore Dead at 58

We are shocked and saddened to learn today of the death of Great Bluesman Gary Moore — of Thin Lizzy fame — in Spain yesterday.  He was 58.  He cause of his death is as yet unknown.

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Peter Green: The Green God with the Holy Grail Guitar

Few people today realize what a great and immense talent Peter Green was when he founded Fleetwood Mac.  Forget Mick Fleetwood.  Forget John McVie.  The original spark of brilliance that started it all for Fleetwood Mac was the composition brilliance of, and singing skills of, Peter Green.

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The Best Guitarists First Played a Les Paul

If you want to know what guitar a great guitarist really plays — you need to look beyond what they are playing now — and hearken back to what guitar they were playing when they were poor, unknown, and hungering for fame.  I argue today, that the greatest guitarists of our time started off their careers playing the Gibson Les Paul — even though Fender and the Stratocaster and Telecaster were cheaper and beat the Les Paul to market.

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