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Obituary

ARTICLES

Lonnie Mack 1941–2016

April 25, 2016
The ’60s guitar hero’s early singles laid the groundwork for blues-rock and influenced generations of players, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
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Prince Rogers Nelson: 1958-2016

April 22, 2016
The way to get to know Prince is through his music. A tribute to a true original on guitar, onstage, and beyond.
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Merle Haggard: 1937–2016

April 7, 2016
The real-life country music outlaw championed the American underdog and the Bakersfield sound, believed in the evocative power of the guitar, and brandished a mean Telecaster along the way.
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George Martin: 1926–2016

March 9, 2016
From the Beatles to Beck and Bond, he changed the record producer's role and set lofty benchmarks for sound and scope. Listen to PG editors’ favorite George Martin productions.
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The Eagles’ Glenn Frey: 1948–2016

January 19, 2016
The singer/guitarist’s performances defined the sound of the band’s early, career-making hits.
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Fingerstyle Wizard Pete Huttlinger: 1961-2016

January 18, 2016
We remember the great acoustic guitarist and PG contributor whose dazzling solo guitar arrangements inspired players around the world.
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David Bowie: 1947–2016

January 11, 2016
The legendary singer, songwriter, and performer had a career-long habit of championing and collaborating with exceptional guitarists.
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Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister: 1945–2015

December 29, 2015
We celebrate the legendary life of a beloved bassist whose wild authenticity, intense spirit, and guitar-like approach to the 4-string laid the groundwork for a generation of thrash-metal outfits.
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In Memoriam: Chris Squire 1948–2015

July 2, 2015
PG’s Shawn Hammond reflects on his unlikely fall into extreme Yes fanhood as a teenager, and what it was like to finally meet the legendary late Yes bassist.
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B.B. King: 1925-2015

May 15, 2015
Senior Editor Andy Ellis pays homage to the blues legend and shares audio from a never-before-heard interview where King discussed Hendrix, Clapton, and SRV, as well as what he listened for from other guitarists.
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John Renbourn: 1944-2015

March 27, 2015
The prodigiously talented and influential British guitarist helped shape modern folk through his fusion of jazz, blues, psychedelia, medieval song, and ethnic music.
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Jack Bruce: 1943–2014

October 27, 2014
Instead of just playing bass, he defined it, carving out a legacy that will endure as long as we keep archives of recorded music. Godspeed, Mr. Bruce.
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Johnny Winter 1944-2014

July 18, 2014
The Texas bluesman's fiery licks laid the foundation for ’70s blues-rock while honoring the sound and spirit of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.
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Charlie Haden: 1937–2014

July 14, 2014
The legendary bassist’s soul, taste, and tone left an indelible mark on jazz and created a musical legacy for generations to come.
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Flamenco Master Paco de Lucia: 1947-2014

February 27, 2014
PG salutes the trailblazing nylon-string virtuoso who wowed flamenco traditionalists while pushing the genre forward.
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Remembering Jim Hall (1930-2013)

December 12, 2013
The father of modern jazz guitar influenced generations of musicians with beauty, grace, and a commanding authenticity.
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Remembering Jeff Hanneman: 1964 - 2013

May 6, 2013
What separated Jeff from the rest of the metal pack was his rhythm technique, his songwriting, and that for which he will be most remembered—his riffs.
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Remembering Richie Havens: 1941-2013

April 22, 2013
His spirited renditions of “Handsome Johnny” and “Freedom” united the sounds of folk and soul music in a way no one had heard before and literally brought the Woodstock crowd to its feet.
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In Remembrance: Chi Cheng's Low-End Legacy

April 15, 2013
The longtime bassist for the Deftones passed away April 14 at the age of 42 from complications resulting from a 2008 auto accident.
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Remembering Andy Johns

April 8, 2013
Johns, who died Sunday at age 61, is perhaps most famously identified for engineering landmark LPs from Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones in the early ’70s,
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