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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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Gary Clark Jr, Bowery Ballroom, Monday, November 6th, 2012, Reviewed by Rock NYC

Rock NYC’s review of recent Big Apple performance from the Austin-based contemporary blues guitarist

 

By Iman Lababedi

 

So Gary Clark Jr, great white hope of blue players from Austin fucking Texas, the future of rock and roll, so cool, so handsome, making the world line up so you can show em what’s what, this years hype. It’s nyc, it’s a packed out Bowery Ballroom, and the stage is yours… watcha got?

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Lemmy on Motorhead, Playing in Hawkwind and Jamming with Hendrix

In a recent interview with Classic Rock Revisited Motorhead frontman Lemmy revealed that he was so excited when he joined Hawkwind back in the early Seventies, that he’d still be in the band today if he hadn’t been fired.

 

“I got fired,” explained Lemmy. “I wasn’t thinking about leaving them. It was a great band to be in, onstage at least.”

 

Lemmy also explained that after being booted from the celebrated space rock outfit it… Read More

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