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Rock of Ages (45 to 70)

by | 28th, August 2003

‘YESTERDAY we brought you news of the latest list of the best TV programmes of all time.

‘Do you know Devil Woman?’ You humm it – and we’ll smash yer face in…’

Today, the Independent brings us the best guitarists in history, courtesy of a well-known American rock journal.

Bet you can’t guess them. At number ten, it’s Manuel Manirez, a sixteenth century minstrel from Valencia. At nine, it’s Tony Blair, the front man of Oxford’s legendary Ugly Rumours…

Oh, well, we can dream.

In fact, the list is entirely drawn from the 20th century blues-rock tradition, and will be familiar to readers of Q, Mojo, Uncut, Classic Rock,Rock Gold, Senior Rock Musician, Mature Music Fan, Guitar Weekly, Noodler’s Digest, Machine Head Monthly, Rock Bore, Blues Bore, Rhythm’n’Snooze, and other like-minded titles, too numerous to list here.

And, to put you out of your suspense, the winner is…

Well, you’ll just have to buy this month’s Rolling Stone. (Clue: it’s NOT Eric Clapton!)’

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