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Influential Blues Rock Guitarist Bobby Parker Dead at 76

Pioneering blues rocker who influenced Zeppelin and the Beatles has passed away

 

By Alex Baker

 

Bobby Parker, a pioneering blues rock guitarist whose 1961 track “Watch Your Step” contained a riff that went on to influence songs by the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, has passed away at the age of 76.

 

The news comes to us courtesy of Anthony R. Rucker, a bassist who played with Parker recently.

 

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GSTV Exclusive Interview with Author/Photograher Lisa S Johnson: “108 Rock Star Guitars”

Guitar Shop TV met with Author/Photographer Lisa S. Johnson at The Cutting Room in New York this month to discuss her fabulous new book “108 Rock Star Guitars”

 

 

“108 Rock Star Guitars” is an illustrated coffee table book that was published on October 8, 2013, encapsulating the sexy imagery by Lisa S. Johnson of the world’s most famous guitars.  The book contains a foreword by Les Paul.

 

 

Armed with a macro lens, an incredible eye for detail and a truly ground breaking

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Gear Profile: PRS Guitars – Paul Reed Smith Interview

Guitar innovator, master luthier, celebrity and entrepreneur, Paul Reed Smith is owner and creator of PRS Guitars. Smith made his first guitar while he was a student at St. Mary’s College in Maryland, and continued to build guitars after college. After he would complete one, he would bring it to concerts and convince the musicians to try it out and give him feedback.

 

PRS Guitar Factory

 

Smith eventually encountered Carlos Santana. The end result of this meeting was that Santana ended up trying… Read More

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