I am in shock having just heard that Paco De Lucia has passed away. This is for me, like hearing of the death of Jimi Hendrix. Paco revolutionized Flamenco guitar playing. His influence on my playing is beyond words. I am so grateful that i got to see the master live. If you have never heard him play...please do yourself a favor and honor his spirit by listening to a true genius of guitar.
It's a throwback Thursday of the hairiest kind. This looks to be the Limelight nightclub NYC...around 1988. Seated left to right....Tommy Gun of Grandmaster Flash, Nicky Camp (club promoter) yours truly, Kenny Aaronson (bassist for Billy Idol 1988) Adam Bomb singer guitarist.
Billy Idol, "Rebel Yell" - 100 Best Singles of 1984: Pop's Greatest Year
Hot 100 Peak: Number 46"White Wedding" had already made Billy Idol an MTV star before he released 1983's Rebel Yell.
Thanks to USA Today for naming the new Billy Idol single "You Can't Break Me Down" song of the week.
5 days a week for over two years, i'd enter this structure to board the A train into Manhattan from Far Rockaway. I attended Laguardia high school in midtown. It was an hour and a half each way....and i wouldn't have changed a thing.
This is a throwback of a different sort. When i was 13 years old, my parents bought me my first electric guitar & amp made by Univox. I had been playing a $65.00 Giannini nylon for 5 years prior. Playing nylon for 5 years before electric gave me a great foundation in folk and classical.
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