Friday, September 23, 2011

Roy Buchanan, of blessed memory

Born on this day in 1939

Roy Buchanan (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988), an American guitarist and blues musician, was a pioneer of the Telecaster sound. Despite never having achieved stardom, he is still considered a highly influential guitar player. Ranked #57 on the Rolling Stone list "100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time," Guitar Player praised him as having one of the "50 Greatest Tones of all Time."