If I read the bible the way I read Guitar Player, I probably would have died and gone to heaven by now. But as it stands, I will probably end up in the other place with your staff and all the pickers. In my late teens, I used to sneak into the Whisky in Hollywood and check out this band, CTA (later Chicago). Their guitarist, Terry Kath, is one of the greatest I have ever seen in my life. I thank you with all my heart and soul for mentioning him. Hey, is it getting hot in here?W. Lee Miller, Jr., Inglewood, CA.
Hurray! When I picked up the February issue, I said to myself, “they had better have Jerry Reed listed in here.” Lo and behold! When I saw what was on page 101, my eyes misted up. Thank you for paying tribute to this true unsung hero of guitar.Keith LeGier, Norfolk, VA
Last fall, while going through some boxes in my basement, I found an old issue of Guitar Player from the ’70s that had Ted Nugent on the cover. It inspired me to dig out an acoustic guitar that I bought years ago. In the last four months, I’ve had a guitar in my hands every day (much to my wife’s dismay), and I now have a Marshall half-stack and a Gibson Les Paul (much to my neighbors’ dismay). I just picked up the February 2007 issue and I have to say you guys are still the best. I can’t wait to rediscover this issue in another 29 years!Claude Dean, Via Internet
For each of the 101 greats listed in your article, there are thousands upon thousands of us out here trying to find our own musical path and maybe even leave a mark of our own. Thanks for 40 years of a great magazine and your best issue yet.Rick Sulzer, Mandeville, LA
So Steven Seagal finds the open tunings of the Mississippi delta and hill country to be “ignorant.” I’m sure that’ll be news to Robert Johnson, who will undoubtedly unleash a hungry hellhound after Mr. Kung Fu. I’d pay good money to watch Seagal cornered in a dark alley by Mr. Johnson’s demon dog, getting pounded in the head by Keef’s open-G-tuned 5-string Tele. That ought to give the genius Karate Kid a good old-fashioned case of the blues.Mike F., Via Internet
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