UK Vote Eric Clapton No 1 Guitar Hero

Visitors to this week's London guitar show Guitar Nation Live voted Eric Clapton as their #1 Guitar Hero.

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Visitors to this week's London guitar show Guitar Nation Live voted Eric Clapton as their #1 Guitar Hero. The poll was taken at the booth of instrument insurance company Allianz Musical Insurance. It's great to see that the U.K. still has a strong rock star tradition, Allianz's Claims Manager Robin Stagg told the press. Two more U.K. natives Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck also made it into the Top 5. The Top 5 guitarists are, in this order, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Chuck Berry. While Clapton rose to fame in John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, he frequently played his 1960 Beano Les Paul, which Gibson recently announced it would reproduce. Another poll taken by Allianz Musical Insurance placed Les Paul's original Les Paul and Page's Double Neck Guitar high on a list of the most coveted guitars of all time. Thanks for the report to Ellen Barnes, Gibson.com.

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    discostud
    what does eric clapton and coffee have in common? neither of them are good without cream.
    Leonidas88
    kING_cAPSLOCK wrote: gerrywm : Nobody ever mentions Rory Gallagher, beats the lot if you ask me
    didnt see that thumps up for you
    gerrywm
    Leonidas88 wrote: kING_cAPSLOCK wrote: gerrywm : Nobody ever mentions Rory Gallagher, beats the lot if you ask me didnt see that thumps up for you
    Ya know what, I nearly prefer it that way too. Just glad there are some people outside of Ireland that appriciate him as much as I do. For those who dont know him well--- "(Rory Gallagher) the man who got me back into the blues" - Eric Clapton "Playing with him on stage with him was one of the biggest trills ever" - Slash Dont have the exact quote so no need for corrections, but in an interview in the early 90's Slash was asked what it is like to be the greastest guitar player in the world, Slash always honest and humble replied "I dont know, ask Rory Gallagher"
    BurntGerbil
    ktlb07 wrote: HI! my name is Eric Clapton and one of my biggest hits ever was a cover.....this poll is BS! PAGE RULES THE UK!
    He's a blues player. They do covers.
    Leonidas88
    Joost1795 wrote: racingboyy321 wrote: [quote]/quote]Nahh, Jimmy Page isn't the best guitarist, alright he's good but there are many many many better guitar players like Alex Lifeson, Eric Johnson, Robert Johnson and so on. He's done some nice songs though, but Black Dog or Stairway to Heaven solo aren't hard at all. you know a good solo isn't determined by how 'hard' it is to play That's true alright, but still Eric Johnson's Cliffs of Dover is very hard to play and beautiful and especially original, he's got his own sound, i know many guitarists that played just like Jimmy Page in the 60's and 70's. And ofcourse Eric Clapton has created many beautiful and original songs too. Greetzzz
    Your still talking bout how hard the solo is and then add the word beautiful to it. That isnt the point a solo should add to a song give it dimension, not just showing off what a guitar player can do. The reason jimmy page is rated high isnt because of his skills as a guitar player, but feeling hes projecting when he plays a song. And you know most people dont remember the solos but the riffs, black dog, sweet chile o mine, layla, purple haze and i could go on and on. Most guitar player are not sincere and honest, page, clapton(old work) hendrix, and Most of all Rory Gallagher are. The last one mentioned is proberly my favorite of all time. Perfect example about being real, having stage presence and some quality playing.
    ktlb07
    HI! my name is Eric Clapton and one of my biggest hits ever was a cover.....this poll is BS! PAGE RULES THE UK!
    Joost1795
    racingboyy321 wrote: [quote]/quote]Nahh, Jimmy Page isn't the best guitarist, alright he's good but there are many many many better guitar players like Alex Lifeson, Eric Johnson, Robert Johnson and so on. He's done some nice songs though, but Black Dog or Stairway to Heaven solo aren't hard at all. you know a good solo isn't determined by how 'hard' it is to play
    That's true alright, but still Eric Johnson's Cliffs of Dover is very hard to play and beautiful and especially original, he's got his own sound, i know many guitarists that played just like Jimmy Page in the 60's and 70's. And ofcourse Eric Clapton has created many beautiful and original songs too. Greetzzz
    Eirien
    I don't even know why these surveys are conducted any more. The results are always completely mad. I enjoy Clapton's music but I wouldn't put him anywhere near my top 10 guitarists. His playing style is bland and predictable. Beck is so much more deserving and even though his playing can be sloppy, Page's guitar style is infinately more exciting than Clapton's. /Pointless Rant
    TheWho2
    sweet but i think Jeff Beck should be second, he is so much better than Hendrix and Page combined. And Jeff looks up to Clapton so I think Jeff would want Clapton to be above him.
    jrcsgtpeppers
    i dont think clapton is that great honestly i prefer hendrix i also dont think beck is that great either i think jimmy page is the best all around guitarist
    Joost1795
    Nahh, Jimmy Page isn't the best guitarist, alright he's good but there are many many many better guitar players like Alex Lifeson, Eric Johnson, Robert Johnson and so on. He's done some nice songs though, but Black Dog or Stairway to Heaven solo aren't hard at all. Eric Clapton is definitaly good but i think Hendrix is better. Well at least just as good. Greetzzz
    racingboyy321
    [quote]/quote]Nahh, Jimmy Page isn't the best guitarist, alright he's good but there are many many many better guitar players like Alex Lifeson, Eric Johnson, Robert Johnson and so on. He's done some nice songs though, but Black Dog or Stairway to Heaven solo aren't hard at all. you know a good solo isn't determined by how 'hard' it is to play
    Cerelil
    I'd rate Jeff Beck over Clapton :/ Hes actually being doing new stuff for the past 40 years.