Roy Buchanan — celebrated by this magazine as having one of the greatest guitar tones of all time — passed away on August 14, 1988.
As talented as Buchanan was, he had his demons, and he met his death in a jail cell in Fairfax County, Virginia. The official cause of death was ruled a suicide, as the guitarist allegedly hanged himself with his own shirt after being arrested for public intoxication. However, many of his family and friends have refused to believe the official story.
But let's focus on Buchanan's transcendent guitar playing on the 29th anniversary of his death. That guy could burn.
WATCH ROY BURN!