Some of Prince’s weird antics over the years challenged even his most ardent fans. In recent years he focused on reclaiming his legacy by doing what he did best, concentrating on the music.
How did famous guitar players get their start? Some started late in life and others are self taught. We’ve profiled the best guitar players in the world.
Merle Haggard, the epitome of country cool, passed away on his 79th birthday. He was one of the founding voices of Bakersfield Country in the 1960s.
America is a folk-rock band formed in London 1970, by Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek. In 1972 they won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Doc Watson recorded sixty albums, received seven Grammy Awards, and was awarded the National Medal of the Arts from President Bill Clinton in 1997.
Donald “Duck” Dunn was the bass guitarist with Booker T & the MGs, the band at the heart of the Stax soul sound. He died at age 70 while on tour in Japan.
He may be known forever as “the Father of Loud,” but James Charles Marshall, creator of the Marshall Amp, had the true gift of a musician – he listened.
A composer, bandleader, and singer – Frank Zappa is probably the most recognized avant-garde guitarist of all time. His hybrid style defies all convention.
Van Morrison has released over thirty albums, with songs ranging from meditative instrumentals to traditional Irish tunes to country-influenced ballads.