Robben Ford
Jun29

Robben Ford

Robben Ford Biography Robben Ford has had a diverse career. He taught himself guitar when he was 13 and considered his first influence to be Mike Bloomfield. At 18 he moved to San Francisco to formthe Charles Ford Band (named after his father, who was also a guitarist), and was soon hired to play with Charlie Musselwhite for nine months. In 1971, the Charles Ford Blues Band was re-formed and recorded for Arhoolie in early...

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Jeff Beck
Jun29

Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck Biography Guitarist (1944–) Jeff Beck is a guitarist best known for his recordings and performances with The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, and as a solo artist. Synopsis Jeff Beck was born in Wallington, England, on June 24, 1944. Beck rose to prominence as the guitarist for the British Invasion band The Yardbirds. He went on to record with two incarnations of The Jeff Beck Group, and achieved commercial success as an...

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Jimmie Vaugan
Jun29

Jimmie Vaugan

Jimmie Vaugan Biography Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. As Guitar Player Magazine notes, “He is a virtual deity–a living legend.” After all, Vaughan provides a vital link between contemporary music and its proud heritage, as well as being a longtime avatar of retro cool. Since releasing his first solo album in 1994, he has set the standard for...

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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Jun28

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan Biography Guitarist, Songwriter (1954–1990) A preeminent bluesman, award-winning guitarist and singer Stevie Ray Vaughan earned critical and commercial success during the 1980s. Synopsis Born on October 3, 1954 in Dallas, Texas, Stevie Ray Vaughan played guitar as a child and became lead singer for the Texas band Double Trouble, which led to work with David Bowie and Jackson Browne. Vaughan had hit albums with his...

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Ike Turner
Jun28

Ike Turner

Ike Turner Biography Ike Turner made a string of R&B hits with singer and wife Tina Turner. He struggled with drug addiction and died of an accidental cocaine overdose. Synopsis R&B legend Ike Turner was born on November 5, 1931, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and grew up playing the blues. In 1956, he met a teenager and singer named Anna Mae Bullock. He married her and helped create her stage persona, Tina Turner. The two became...

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Earl Klugh
Jun28

Earl Klugh

Earl Klugh Biography An acoustic guitarist with a very pretty tone, Earl Klugh does not consider himself a jazz player and thinks of Chet Atkinsas being his most important influence. Klugh played on aYusef Lateef album when he was 15 and gained recognition in 1971 for his contributions to George Benson’s White Rabbit record. He played regularly with Benson in 1973, was briefly a member of Return to Forever in 1974, and then in...

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