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David Gilmour - most influential guitarist? Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 25 May 2006

This coming Sunday (May 28th) sees the culmination of radio station Classic Rock Q107's worldwide poll to determine the most influential guitarists of all time. David Gilmour is in the running for top spot for his guitar work over the last four decades for Pink Floyd, and his own solo material.

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In the show on Sunday night, at 9pm, the Toronto, Canada based station reveals the top ten guitar legends - and David is amongst them. Q107 invited music fans around the world to vote, and the response to the poll was overwhelming. It even grabbed the attention of Gilmour - his official website DavidGilmour.com highlighted the series and gave visitors instructions on how to participate.

Our thanks to Andrew over at Q107 for letting us know about the show. We know many of you enjoy these sort of polls... If you cannot tune in on your radio to Q107, the show is also available on Corus Radio Classic Rock affiliates across Canada, and via the Q107.com website.

Here's the top 40, minus, of course, the top ten!

    11) Mark Knopfler
    12) Slash
    13) John Fogerty
    14) Brian May
    15) Jeff Beck
    16) Neil Young
    17) Randy Rhoades
    18) George Harrison
    19) Keith Richards
    20) Steve Howe
    21) Ritchie Blackmore
    22) Joe Satriani
    23) Frank Zappa
    24) Tony Iommi
    25) The Edge
    26) John Lennon
    27) Steve Vai
    28) Duane Allman
    29) Randy Bachman
    30) Joe Perry
    31) Joe Walsh
    32) Peter Frampton
    33) Steve Hackett
    34) Alvin Lee
    35) Jeff Healey
    36) Jerry Garcia
    37) Rik Emmett
    38) Ace Frehley
    39) Lindsay Buckingham
    40) Billy Gibbons
 
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