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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jun 8 2017, 03:17 PM
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I was thinking about all those great guitarists that left us too soon... Hendrix, Randy, Dime, Gary Moore... who else??

Here is an article: http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/10-...oo-young-598044



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post Jun 8 2017, 05:23 PM
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Jazz, blues and 'other' guitarists that left too soon.

1) Charlie Christian, 36
2) Michael Bloomfield, 38
3) Lenny Breau, 43
4) Eric Gale (not Gales), 55
5) Shawn Lane, 40

These two died so young that barely had a chance to start what they wanted to do ...
Buddy Holly, 22
Ritchie Valens, 17
Both had a really cool rhythm style and most likely would have developed into unique lead players.


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post Jun 8 2017, 05:30 PM
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Obviously he's not dead, but a shout out to Jason Becker as well. He can compose, of course, but not play anymore.


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post Jun 8 2017, 10:50 PM
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Glen Buxton from the original Alice Cooper group. Died at 49. Older than some of the guys mentioned but still way too young to be dying.
He recorded some of my favourite albums. All the early Alice Cooper stuff, the best stuff cool.gif


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post Jun 9 2017, 05:49 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Jun 8 2017, 01:23 PM) *
Jazz, blues and 'other' guitarists that left too soon.

1) Charlie Christian, 36
2) Michael Bloomfield, 38
3) Lenny Breau, 43
4) Eric Gale (not Gales), 55
5) Shawn Lane, 40

These two died so young that barely had a chance to start what they wanted to do ...
Buddy Holly, 22
Ritchie Valens, 17
Both had a really cool rhythm style and most likely would have developed into unique lead players.



Nice list mate.


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Obviously he's not dead, but a shout out to Jason Becker as well. He can compose, of course, but not play anymore.



I've also thought in Jason when asked this question... I think that his playing left us too early. He was 30 years old.



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post Jun 11 2017, 03:20 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jun 9 2017, 06:49 PM) *
Nice list mate.





I've also thought in Jason when asked this question... I think that his playing left us too early. He was 30 years old.


Even worse. He wa just 20 sad.gif


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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Jun 11 2017, 11:20 AM) *
Even worse. He wa just 20 sad.gif



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jun 11 2017, 10:17 PM) *
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"At the age of 20, he joined David Lee Roth's band, replacing Steve Vai, who went on to join Whitesnake. While recording the A Little Ain't Enough album and preparing for the subsequent tour in 1990, Becker began to feel what he called a "lazy limp" on his left leg. He was soon diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and given three years to live. He could barely finish the recording, using low-gauge (thin) guitar strings and other techniques, which would make it easier to play with his weakening hands. Although he managed to finish the album he did not join the supporting tour due to his inability to perform on stage; former Lizzy Borden guitarist Joe Holmes took Becker's place on tour."


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post Jun 12 2017, 12:52 AM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Jun 11 2017, 05:43 PM) *
"At the age of 20, he joined David Lee Roth's band, replacing Steve Vai, who went on to join Whitesnake. While recording the A Little Ain't Enough album and preparing for the subsequent tour in 1990, Becker began to feel what he called a "lazy limp" on his left leg. He was soon diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and given three years to live. He could barely finish the recording, using low-gauge (thin) guitar strings and other techniques, which would make it easier to play with his weakening hands. Although he managed to finish the album he did not join the supporting tour due to his inability to perform on stage; former Lizzy Borden guitarist Joe Holmes took Becker's place on tour."



So sad. I didn't know that Holmes replaced him. It made me remember this project:



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Rory Gallagher 47

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