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Ed King: 1949-2018

August 24, 2018
The Lynyrd Skynyrd and Strawberry Alarm Clock guitarist put his licks on rock history, cowriting hits like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Saturday Night Special,” and playing on the original recording of “Free Bird.”
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Dennis Kager: 1943–2018

August 16, 2018
The creator of Sundown amps’ storied career led from Ampeg to the Allman Brothers and beyond.
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Reggie Lucas: 1953–2018

May 23, 2018
From playing classic soul to breaking ground with Miles Davis to crafting pop hits for Stephanie Mills and Madonna, the guitarist-producer led a dazzling and varied career.
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Glenn Branca: 1948–2018

May 16, 2018
Elliott Sharp pays tribute to an experimental guitarist and composer who believed in the power of “ghost instruments”—sometimes conjured in his symphonies by 100 guitars.
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Nokie Edwards: 1935–2018

March 13, 2018
Luthier and PG columnist Jol Dantzig pays homage to the Ventures' lead guitarist who helped shape instrumental rock and electric-guitar history.
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Remembering Tom Wheeler

February 12, 2018
We pay tribute to a founding father of guitar journalism.
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Malcolm Young: 1953–2017

November 21, 2017
The riff-savvy heart and soul of AC/DC dies at 64.
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Tom Petty: 1950–2017

October 4, 2017
Remembering the legendary singer-songwriter, guitarist, rock ’n’ roll rebel, and ambassador of the American spirit.
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Walter Becker: 1950-2017

September 5, 2017
Steely Dan’s guitar stylist, arranger, and songwriter blended blues and jazz with sardonic wit—and never hesitated to share the spotlight.
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John Abercrombie: 1944-2017

August 24, 2017
Nels Cline remembers the great guitarist and composer who had a profound and lasting impact on ’70s fusion and contemporary jazz improvisation.
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Glen Campbell: 1936–2017

August 9, 2017
The masterful guitarist and vocalist rose from session musician to superstar by fusing pop and country.
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Bill Collings: 1948–2017

July 19, 2017
A fellow guitar builder pays fond tribute to a giant of modern lutherie.
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Allan Holdsworth: 1946–2017

April 19, 2017
The 6-string innovator brought a deeper, more fully realized vision of guitar playing to the worlds of jazz and prog rock, and expanded the instrument’s sonic vocabulary.
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Chuck Berry: 1926–2017

March 20, 2017
The immortal rock ’n’ roller transformed songwriting and guitar playing, and helped America bridge the racial divide.
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Scotty Moore: 1931–2016

June 29, 2016
As sideman to Elvis Presley, he helped define the sound of rock ’n’ roll with his fluid picking and unique blend of country, blues, and jazz, and in the process inspired everyone from rockabilly idol Eddie Cochran to guitar gods Keith Richards and Eric Clapton.
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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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