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Thread #62503   Message #3218963
Posted By: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
06-Sep-11 - 09:33 AM
Thread Name: Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Subject: RE: Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Here's a positive shout for Marc Bolan...

Purveyor of perfect pop culture boogie riffs and compelling classic tone.

It's interesting to consider how so many technically excellent guitarists are obscure to all
beyond an elite coterie of devoted acolytes;

yet a barely competent player such as Marc Bolan

[who was way too vain and arrogantly unaware of his limited rudimentary soloing abilities]

somehow harboured a spark of innate genius
that inspired a generation of many thousands of youngsters to learn to play guitar.

I definitely rate him high up in my personal "Top 5" list of significant influential guitarists from the 1950's to the 1980's..

Headed in 'No 1' spot by Mick Ronson...