Jimi Hendrix – The Greatest Guitarist of all Time
August 20, 2009 by Chaz
Jimi Hendrix was given the top spot–According to the readers of Time Magazine, Jimi Hendrix was voted the greatest electric guitar player of all time.
Music critic Josh Tyrangiel compiled a list of his top ten best guitarists, which included legends such as Eric Clatopn, Jimmy Page, Chuck Berry and BB King.
Jimi Hendrix was given the top spot on the strength of his unique fusion of genres such as rock, blues and psychedelia.
“No-one wielded a guitar with as much charisma,” Mr Tyrangiel commented.
Hendrix, who died from a drug overdose in 1970, was followed in the list by former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, who was described as a “remarkably precise player”. While, blues guitarist, B.B. King took the #3 spot.
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was also included in the top ten, mainly because he has written more memorable electric guitar riffs “than anyone else in rock ‘n’ roll“. Mr Tyrangiel highlighted the hook to (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction as a good example of this, along with the riffs to, Gimme Shelter, Jumpin’ Jack Flash and Start Me Up.