August Issue

Forgotten Heroes

ARTICLES

Forgotten Heroes: Pops Staples

June 23, 2015
The gospel guitarist who took his tremolo-shaken country blues from Sunday mass to the masses.
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Forgotten Heroes: Hillel Slovak

March 17, 2015
The first guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers helped pioneer a punk-funk-rock movement in ’80s L.A.
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Forgotten Hero: Ollie Halsall

November 20, 2014
The rise and fall of one of the most original guitar players to emerge from the 1960s British Invasion.
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Forgotten Heroes: Curtis Mayfield

October 6, 2014
Explore the life, music, and legacy of the ’60s soul and funk pioneer.
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Forgotten Heroes: Emily Remler

July 29, 2014
A nice New Jersey girl changed jazz guitar forever by getting so good that people had to listen to her unleash her inner Wes Montgomery.
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Forgotten Heroes: Bruce Langhorne

June 9, 2014
You may not know his name, but “Mr. Tambourine Man” helped pioneer ’60s folk-rock with his amplified Martin flattop.
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Staff Picks: Unsung Heroes

April 27, 2014
Traffic’s Dave Mason joins PG editors and our Reader of the Month in celebrating our forgotten heroes—masterful players who’ve impacted the course of guitar history but perhaps never got their dues.
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Forgotten Heroes: Paul Kossoff

December 6, 2013
The life and techniques of Free’s legendary lead guitarist told through anecdotes from friends and fans, including Paul Rodgers and Joe Bonamassa.
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Forgotten Heroes: Ted Greene

September 26, 2013
The life and legacy of one of the most brilliant and influential guitar instructors who ever lived.
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Forgotten Heroes: Terry Kath

May 11, 2013
A founding member of Chicago—one of the first rock bands to incorporate a horn section—Kath helped forge a path for this band that included eight platinum albums in as many years.
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