June 29, 2012
Rock ‘n Roll helped to popularize the guitar as a prominent instrument, whereas previously it had been utilized primarily as accompaniment. When the genre began taking over the record charts during the 1950s, one of the first guitarists to become associated with the instrument was Chuck Berry. His signature playing inspired countless young musicians to take up the instrument, and his influence remains “hard-wired” among popular music more than six decades later.
One of the earliest “guitar legends” was Eric Clapton. His work with the Yardbirds and Cream blended the blues and rock brought about (Read the article)