RIP Allen Holdsworth

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  1. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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  2. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Holy crap!
     
  3. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Bummed!
     
  4. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    Devastating! I've been listening to Allan since 1984. What a huge loss.
     
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  5. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Very glad & thankful I got to see & meet him at a tiny gig a few years ago. He was amazing to watch play and very amusing answering questions:)
    I was also lucky enough to buy one of his old 2x12 cabinets a while back...
    He was one of a kind for sure...
     
  6. WiredGuitarist

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    Sucks, I don't think anyone saw this coming. :(

    Even if someone isn't a huge fan, his influence is undeniable. Just about every big guitarist was inspired by him.
     
  7. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I was a fan since the early 70s. Really liked the band Tempest. Also, got to see him perform quite a few times at NAMM, especially as a Carvin endorser.
    RIP.
     
  8. Boogie

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    He was always an innovator. Huge influence in many ways. It seems like there were articles about him all the time in Guitar Player and Guitar World throughout the '70s and '80s. Big loss.
     
  9. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Saw him at Toads Place in New Haven in the early 80's and he was simply amazing. Huge player. Loved the Metal Fatigue album.
     
  10. Goldtop

    Goldtop A Top (and Heart) of Gold

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    More sad news in the music world. I thought he was an amazing player, and in every interview I ever saw or heard or read he always seemed like a nice man. May he Rest In Peace.

    Lloyd/Goldtop
     
  11. coyote

    coyote 408/1=

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    Yep, very good guy. And awesome talent of course. Restless soul though; one could easily say he kinda sabotaged himself on a regular basis. I'm glad I got to see him with U.K. as well as doing his own bands.
     
  12. Hollowbuddy

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    I missed this information that really saddens me :(

    More than its astounding technique, I retain especially its creativity and its faculty to create such atmospheres, such universes! : an extraterrestrial !

    The worst part is that, although most famous guitarists quote him as an incontestable master, he has had a difficult career:
    . And there, to be obliged to Mortgage his house to self-produce an album,
    . And there, to accept to play a little with anyone to be able to pay the bills ...

    Rest in peace you deserved it ... and thank you again for your musical universes that you will have offered us !
     
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  13. WeFixFlats

    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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