Re: Great guitarist
- From: Les Cargill <lcargill99@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 23:07:59 -0400
On Mar 18, 5:15�pm, Les Cargill <lcargil...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:SotR wrote:One name I don't usually see on the typical "who's your favorite/best"Agreed. When I was first learning guitar, I learned from
list is Davey Johnstone of the Elton John band.
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" (because I had all the piano sheet music -
my teacher at the time taught pop piano ), Kiss "Alive" and
"Frampton Comes Alive"
I still don't understand why nobody does Elton John live
in bars. Too... uh, light in the loafers? I'd think "Burn
Down The Mission" would sell.
This guy can hold his own with the best of them and he along withBut listen to the tone on that. Soloed, it would sound like nails
Brian May were the two players I first really got into when my
instrument interest started to focus on guitar in the very early 70's
when I was around 12 years old. Up until then I was more of a "whole
band and song" type of listener, I didn't really have a favorite
Anyway "Saturday night's alright for fighting" was one radio when I
was driving home and got me to thinking about Davey Johnstone's
playing. He is very creative and can rock as hard as anyone. �I don't
think he really gets the credit he deserves.
Just my opinion.
on a chalkboard. Fits great in the song.
I always thought Davey Johnstone looked like Mick Ronson - as far as
the glam thing - but was better all-around on guitar, even though
Ronson seemed to get more attention. And I'm not knocking Ronson.
"Love Lies Bleeding" shows Johnstone as a heavy disciple of Clapton in
Cream, and then there's the nod to EC's bends from "While My Guitar
Whatever happened to Johnstone? Oh, I'll just Wiki him...
He's still with the Elton John Band.
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