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Friday, October 10, 2003

Thanks Kilborn

Watching Craig Kilborn just now, and I finally get to see Jack Black. Funny guy is right. Hysterical. I'm rolling.

On the same show, they made a reference to Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Coming in at number one is Jimi Hendrix. Number two is Duane Allman. (Super secret admission: Sweet Melissa by Gregg Allman is one of my favorite songs of all time.) Skipping down the list a little, Keith Richards comes in at a very deserving number 10. My dreams are filled with Keith dreaming guitar chords. It looks like only two women made the list: Joni Mitchell (72) and Joan Jett (87). Remarkably missing from the list is Prince. Far be it from me to dispute this, but shouldn't Prince be there? I mean, really!

Posted by Marie at October 10, 2003 12:11 AM


Good list. I think the top 9 are about right. I would have put Jeff Beck and Carlos Santana 10 and 11, respectively. Frank Zappa is way underated at 45; I would have him in the top 20.

Can't talk intelligently about Prince; I never could get into him. (Read I'm too old.)

But talk about who's not there... where's Robin Trower or Ronny Montrose? I mean, really!

Posted by: Kem White at October 10, 2003 6:31 AM

Too old for Prince? Hardly! Seriously, the words to his songs may not be for everyone, but his guitar playing definitely is (or can be, or should be). I'm still reeling from the fact that he's not on the list.

Now that you mention Robin and Ronnie, you got me wondering who would have been 101 and 102.

Posted by: Marie at October 10, 2003 8:39 AM

I'm with you - out of 100 guitarists, no Prince? I know it's impossible to please everyone with these kinds of lists but how is it possible to leave Prince off completely.
I demand a recall.


Posted by: j. brotherlove at October 12, 2003 11:19 PM

B.B. King at #3 and Freddy King at #25........ I DON'T THINK SO!!! I've seen both of them and if anything those two should be reversed.You'd be hard pressed to find a meaner axe man that the late great Freddy King.What about the Master of the Stratocaster Albert Collins too???

Posted by: Joe F. at July 6, 2004 5:16 PM