Great Underrated Moments in Electric Guitar History

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  1. Bankston

    Bankston Supporting Member

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    Rik Emmett's solo at the US festival on my 13th birthday, May 29, 1983, which lasts at least 7 minutes. '83 was a big year for me because it was when I got my first electric (Harmony LP Copy) and got serious about learning to play.

    I cannot imagine playing an unaccompanied solo in front of that many people much less displaying the mastery of the instrument that Rik did on that day:

     
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  2. Artemis Fowl

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    What is that beast he's playing?
     
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    Classic! Thanks, haven't watched that in years.
     
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    Rik is one of my top 5 ATF. He exhibits such mastery over the instrument in this.
     
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    Framus Jan Akkerman.

     
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  6. Bankston

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    From Rik's FB page:

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    "playing my old Framus Akkerman guitar at the US Festival...
    1983 ... Geez ... I was 30 years old.

    **Additional note: A few of you have asked in the comments below if I still own this guitar...
    Long gone. (With a wee sigh in my voice ...)
    Still - she had been replaced by more efficient and higher quality endorsement guitars along the way, and eventually repaid my neglect by going a long way towards a college education for my 1st daughter, so - no regrets.
    It's interesting, though, that 33 years after those photos, that guitar still stands out from the crowd.
    Cheers
    RE"
     
  7. Bankston

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    Haha, jinx for simultaneous post
     
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    You want an underrated moment? I’ll go with Sister Rosetta Tharpes’s career! She had a hit with a song called Rock Me in 1938!! And she played like this on songs in the 1940’s, way before Rocket 88:

    (This is a 1960’s performance of the song)
     
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