Monthly Archives: July 2009

“100 greatest guitar songs”

Rolling Stone issues the “100 greatest guitar songs” ever (with full audio). The list is debatable but to give you an idea of the selection here’s some of the songs: Chuck Berry doing Johnny B. Goode at #1, Stairway to Heaven by Led Zepplin at #8, Walk Don’t Run by The Ventures at #82. Well, you get the idea. The last one? Vicarious by Tool.

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Mid flight guitar

“Here, without rhythm, harmony or rhyme, is Dave Carroll’s problem: Last year, while he was flying from Nova Scotia to Nebraska on United Airlines, somebody broke his $3,500 guitar…”

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Cold case:Who killed rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix?

“James ‘Tappy’  Wright, a former road manager, has come forward with an extraordinary claim about rock’s most gifted guitarist. At first it sounds absurd. But as the 65-year-old granddad lays out his tale while pouring a very un-rock’n’roll cup of tea, you begin to realise that there could be something to it.Hendrix, according to Wright, did not die accidentally in the early hours of September 18, 1970, from choking on his own vomit after a drugs overdose. Instead he was murdered by a ruthless gang who burst into the London hotel room of his girlfriend, Monika Dannemann, and forced sleeping pills and wine down his throat until he drowned. A horrific end, if true. But there’s more.Wright says he knows the killers’ leader, in fact worked for him. It was the man whom Hendrix should have been able to trust above all others: his own manager, Mike Jeffery. Is that possible?” Read article here in London Times.

Update: Doctor who administered to the dying (or dead) Hendrix says murder was inf fact a possibility.

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