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Legends Of Rock Guitar
The best guitar book. Ever.
by
Pete Prown & HP Newquist

HP Newquist is the founder of
The National GUITAR Museum. Pete Prown is one of its founding curators. This is the best book you'll ever find on the origins of rock guitar -- and the people who made it famous.

CHAPTER LISTING
Introduction: Blues and Country Masters - PreHistoric, PreElectric
The Fifties - Rock 'n' Roll Begins
Rockabilly - The Second Civil War
Instrumental and Surf Rock - The Age of Innocence
The British Invasion - Mop Tops, Matching Suits, and Fuzztones
The U.K. Blues Revival - Chicago by Way of London
The U.S. Blues Revival - Electric Melting Pot
Folk Rock - Electric Meets Acoustic
Psychedelia - Rockin' the Aquarian Age
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal - Birth of a Behemoth
British Invasion II - The Second Wave
Art Rock - Progressive Pomp
Roots Rock - In Search of Soul
Glam Rock - Dresses and Distortion
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal II - Into the Arena
Singer-Songwriters - Unplugged
Jazz-Rock Fusion - The Virtuoso Arrives
Southern Rock - A Rebel Yell
Eclectic Electrics - Strange Brew
Punk and New Wave - Apocalypse '77
Session Players - The Quiet Monsters
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal III - New Heroes for a New Age
Pop Experimenters - Beyond Top 40
Euro-Metal - A Distant Roar
Instrumental Rock II - Pushing the Limits
Shred - Built for Speed
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal IV - The MTV Years
Arena Rock - The Sound of Big Bucks
Roots Rock II - Modern Soul Stirrers
Thrash - The Dark Side of the Force
Alternative - Guitar on the Edge
Euro-Pop, Euro-Goth, Euro-Rock - Lord Byron Meets the Stratocaster
Grunge - Death of the Guitar Hero
Industrial and Grindcore - Noise as Art
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal V - Rage 'n' Roll at the End of the Century
The Future of Rock Guitar? - Riding the Cycle
Color Section: Landmark Rock Guitar Albums through the Years

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GUITARIST INDEX
Abrahams, Mick • AC/DC • Adamson, Stuart • Aerosmith • Akkerman, Jan • Alice Cooper • Alice in Chains • Allen, Daevid • Allman Brothers Band • Allman, Duane • Alomar, Carlos • Anderson, Ian • Andrew, Sam • Anthrax • Astronauts • Atkins, Chet • Babys • Bachman, Randy • Bachman-Turner Overdrive • Bad Company • The Band • Banks, Peter • Barnes, Don • Barre, Martin • Barrere, Paul • Barrett, Syd • Batten, Jennifer • Baxter, Jeff "Skunk" • Be Bop Deluxe • Beach, Reb • Beatles • Beck, Jeff • Beck, Jeff, Group • Beecher, Fran • Belew, Adrian • Bell, Eric • Benatar, Pat • Bender, Ariel • Berry, Chuck • Bettencourt, Nuno • Betts, Dickey • Big Brother & the Holding Company • Big Country • Bishop, Elvin • Black Crowes • Black Sabbath • Blackmore, Ritchie • Bloomfield, Mike • Blue Cheer • Blue Oyster Cult • Blues Incorporated • Blues Project • Bluesbreakers • Bogle, Bob • Bolan, Marc • Bolin, Tommy • Bon Jovi • Booker T. & the MG's • Boston • Bowie, David • Brand X • Brann, Erik • Broadrick, Justin • Bruce, Michael • Buchanan, Roy • Buck, Peter • Buckingham, Lindsey • Buffalo Springfield • Burlison, Paul • Burnette, Billy • Burton, James • Butcher, Belinda • Butler, Billy • Butterfield, Paul • Buxton, Glen • Byrds • Caldwell, Toy • California, Randy • Camel • Campbell, Vivian • Candlebox • Canned Heat • Cantrell, Jerry • Carcass • Carlisi, Jeff • Carlton, Larry • Carman, Brian • Cars • Cease, Jeff • Cedrone, Danny • Chantays • Chastain, David T. • Chicago • Christ, John • The Church • Cinderella • Cipollina, John • Clapton, Eric • Clark, Steve • Clarke, Gilby • The Clash • Clemson, Dave "Clem" • Cobain, Kurt • Cochran, Eddie • Collen, Phil • Collins, Allen • Collins, Larry • Connors, Bill • Cooder, Ry • Corgan, Billy • Cornell, Chris • Coryell, Larry • Country Joe & the Fish • Crain, Tom • Cray, Robert • Cream • Creedence Clearwater Revival • Cropper, Steve • Crosby, David • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young • Cuccurullo, Warren • The Cult • The Cure • Dale, Dick • Daniels, Charlie • Danzig • Darrell, Dimebag • Davies, Dave • Davies, Ray • Davis, Jesse Ed • Deep Purple • Def Leppard • DeGarmo, Chris • DeLeo, Dean • DeMartini, Warren • Derringer, Rick • Dharma, Buck • Di Meola, Al • Dias, Denny • Diddley,  Bo • Dinosaur Jr. • Dire Straits • Doggett, Bill • Dokken • Doors • Downing,  K.K. • Dream Theater • Dreja, Chris • Dudek, Les • Duffy, Billy • Duncan,  Gary • Dylan, Bob • Eagles • Easton, Elliot • Eddy, Duane • The Edge • Edmunds,  Dave • Edwards, Nokie • Electric Flag • Emerson, Lake & Palmer • Emmett,  Rik • Etheridge, John • Extreme • Faces • Faith No More • Farner, Mark • Feiten, Buzz • Felder, Don • Fifield, Rich • Fireballs • Fisher, Roger • Fleetwood Mac • Focus • Fogerty, John • Fogerty, Tom • Foghat • Ford, Marc • Ford, Robben • Foreigner • Frampton, Peter • Free • Frehley, Ace • Frey, Glenn • Friedman, Marty • Fripp, Robert • Frusciante, John • Fuller, Jim • Furay, Richie • Gabrels, Reeves • Gaines, Steve • Gallagher, Rory • Galley, Mel • Gallup, Cliff • Garcia, Jerry • Garrett, Amos • Gatton, Danny • Genesis  • Gentle Giant • George, Lowell • Geraldo, Neil • Gibbons, Billy • Gilbert,  Paul • Gillis, Brad • Gilmour, David • Godflesh • Gomez, Ray • Gong • Goodsall,  John • Gorham, Scott • Gossard, Stone • Goudreau, Barry • Gov't Mule • Grand  Funk • Grateful Dead • Graydon, Jay • Green, Gary • Green, Peter • Guns N'  Roses • Gurley, James • Hackett, Steve • Haley, Bill, & His Comets • Hammett, Kirk • Hammond, John • Hanneman, Jeff • Harrison, George • Haynes, Warren • Healey, Jeff • Heart • Henderson, Scott • Hendrix, Jimi • Hetfield, James • Hidalgo, David • Hillage, Steve • Hinkler, Simon • Hlubek, Dave • Holdsworth, Allan • Holland, Steve • Holly, Buddy • Honeyman-Scott, James • Howe, Steve • Humble Pie • Hunter, Steve • Huesker Due • Hussey, Wayne • Hynde, Chrissie • Ian, Scott • Iommi, Tony • Iron Butterfly • Iron Maiden • Jabs, Matthias • Jane's Addiction • Janes, Roland • Jefferson Airplane • Jethro Tull • Johnny and the Hurricanes • Johnson, Eric • Johnson, Jimmy • Johnson, Robert • Johnstone, Davey • Jones, Billy • Jones, Brian • Jones, Mick (Foreigner) • Jones, Mick (The Clash) • Jones, Steve • Jourgensen, Al • Journey • Judas Priest • Justis, Bill • Kalb, Danny • Kansas • Kantner, Paul • Kath, Terry • Katz, Steve • Kaukonen, Jorma • Keifer, Tom • Keneally, Mike • King, Ed • King, Freddie • King, Kerry • King Crimson • King's X • Kinks • Kirwan, Danny • Kiss • Klett, Peter • Knopfler, Mark • Kooper, Al • Koppes, Peter • Korner, Alexis • Kossoff, Paul • Krieger, Robby • Kulick, Bruce • Lake, Greg • Lane, Shawn • Latimer, Andy • Leadon, Bernie • Led Zeppelin • Lee, Albert • Lee, Alvin • Lee, Jake E. • Leese, Howard • Lennon, John • Lewis, Peter • Lifeson, Alex • Lindley, David • Little Feat • Livgren, Kerry • Living Colour • Lloyd, Richard • Lofgren, Nils • Loggins & Messina • Los Lobos • Lovin' Spoonful • Lukather, Steve • Lynch, George • Lynyrd Skynyrd • MacAlpine, Tony • Mack, Lonnie • Mahogany Rush • Malmsteen, Yngwie • Mandel, Harvey • Manker, Sid • Manzanera, Phil • Marino, Frank • Marr, Johnny • Marriott, Steve • Mars, Mick • Marsden, Bernie • Marshall Tucker Band • Martin, Jim • Marvin, Hank • Mascis, J. • Mason, Dave • May, Brian • Mayall, John • McCartney, Paul • McCready, Mike • McGee, Gerry • McGuinn, Jim "Roger" • McIntosh, Robbie • McLaughlin, John • Megadeth • Melton, Barry • Messina, Jim • Metallica • Metheny, Pat • Miller, Jerry • Miller, Steve • Ministry • Mission UK • Mitchell, Joni • Moby Grape • Molly Hatchet • Montrose, Ronnie • Moody, Micky • Moore, Gary • Moore, Scotty • Moore, Thurston • Moore, Vinnie • Morse, Steve • Motley Crue • Mott the Hoople • Mould, Bob • Mountain • Murray, Dave • Mustaine, Dave • My Bloody Valentine • Nash, Graham • Navarro, Dave • Nelson, Bill • Night Ranger • Nine Inch Nails • Nirvana • Nugent, Ted • O'List, David • Ocasek, Ric • Osbourne, Ozzy • Outlaws • Page, Jimmy • Pantera • Pearl Jam • Peek, Kevin • Perkins, Carl • Perkins, Luther • Perry, Joe • Petrucci, John • Peverett, "Lonesome" Dave • Pink Floyd • Police • Powell, Andy • Presley, Elvis • Pretenders • Price, Rod • Prince • Prong • Queen • Queensryche • Quicksilver Messenger Service • R.E.M. • Rabin, Trevor • Rainbow • Raitt, Bonnie • Ralphs, Mick • Ramone, Johnny • Ranaldo, Lee • Randall, Elliott • Ratt • Red Hot Chili Peppers • Reed, Lou • Reid, Vernon • REO Speedwagon • Replacements • Return to Forever • Reznor, Trent • Rhoads, Randy • Richards, Keith • Richrath, Gary • Rick Parfitt • Rios, Carlos • Ritenour, Lee • Robertson, Brian • Robertson, Robbie • Robinson, Rich • Rock 'N Roll Trio • Roland, Duane • Rolling Stones • Ronson, Mick • Rosas, Cesar • Rossi, Francis • Rossington, Gary • Roth, Ulrich • Roxy Music • Ruffner, Mason • Rundgren, Todd • Rush • Rutherford, Mike • St. John, Mark • Sambora, Richie • Santana • Santana, Carlos • Santo & Johnny • Satriani, Joe • Savoy Brown • Scaccia, Mike • Schenker, Michael • Schenker, Rudolf • Scholz, Tom • Schon, Neal • Scofield, John • Scorpions • Setzer, Brian • Sex Pistols • Shadows • Sharman, Dave • Shaw, Tommy • Shields, Kevin • Shrapnel Records • Simmonds, Kim • Sisters of Mercy • Sky • Slash • Slayer • Slick, Earl • Slovak, Hillel • Smashing Pumpkins • Smith, Adrian • Smith, Robert • Smiths • Soft Machine • Sonic Youth • Soundgarden • "Spectrum" Sessions • Spence, Skip • Spencer, Jeremy • Spickard, Bob • Spitz, Danny • Springsteen, Bruce • Stanley, Paul • Status Quo • Steer, Bill • Stephens, Leigh • Stern, Mike • Stewart, Al • Stills, Stephen • Stocker, Wally • Stone Temple Pilots • Stradlin, Izzy • Stray Cats • Strummer, Joe • Stuermer, Daryl • Styx • Summers, Andy • Surfaris • Sykes, John • T. Rex • Tabor, Ty • Tackett, Fred • Takasaki, Akira • Taylor, James • Taylor, Mick • Tedesco, Tommy • Television • Ten Years After • Thayil, Kim • Thin Lizzy • 38. Special • Thomasson, Hughie  • Thompson, Porl • Thompson, Richard • Thornton, Blair • Thorogood, George  • Thrall, Pat • Tipton, Glenn • Toler, Dan • Tomsco, George • Torn, David  • Townshend, Pete • Traffic • Trammell, Dan • Travers, Pat • Travis, Merle  • Triumph • Trower, Robin • Turner, Ted • U2 • UFO • Vai, Steve • Van Halen, Eddie • Van Zant, Donnie • Vandenburg, Adrian • Vaughan, Jimmie • Vaughan, Stevie Ray • Ventures • Verlaine, Tom • Vestine, Henry • Victor, Tommy • Vincent, Gene, & the Blue Caps • Vincent, Vinnie • Wagner, Dick • Walsh, Joe • Waters, Muddy • Watson, Bruce • Watson, Jeff • Weir, Bob • Welch, Bob • Welch, Bruce • West, Leslie • Westerberg, Paul • White, Snowy • Whitesnake • Whitford, Brad • The Who • Williams, John • Williams, Rich • Willis, Pete • Wilson, Al • Wilson, Don • Wilson, Nancy • Wilton, Michael • Willson-Piper, Marty • Winger • Winter, Johnny • Winwood, Steve, • Wisefield, Laurie • Wishbone Ash • Wood, Ron • Wray, Link • Wylde, Zakk • Yanovsky, Zal • Yardbirds • Yes • Yorko, Dave • Young, Angus • Young, James • Young, Malcolm • Young, Neil • ZZ Top • Zappa, Dweezil • Zappa, Frank •


LORG was written by Pete Prown and HP Newquist, two of the best and most experienced writers in the music business. Newquist was editor-in-chief of GUITAR Magazine. Prown was editor-in-chief of GUITAR SHOP.