Mr. Guitar

Chet Atkins.
Mr. Guitar.
b. June 20, 1924. Genius. Legend.

Should be a damned holiday

Sleepy LaBeef Dead: Enduring Rockabilly Cult Hero Was 84 

Although LeBeef never had any singles chart above the 60s, his legend loomed almost as large as he did — the singer was around six-and-a-a-half feet tall — at festivals where he was often the lone remaining active link to the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. He earned his own chapter in one of the essential books about rock’s pioneers, Peter Guralnick’s “Lost Highway: Journeys and Arrivals of American Musicians.”

Source: Sleepy LaBeef Dead: Enduring Rockabilly Cult Hero Was 84 – Variety

Roy Buchanan: the life and death of the man who said no to the Stones

Great read from Louder on the guitar god from Arkansas …

These days he’s as infamous for apparently turning down an offer to join the Rolling Stones and his mysterious death in a Virginia jail cell in 1988 as he is for his music. Yet Buchanan’s legacy as a guitarist punches way above that of many of the rock stars who held him in such high regard.

Source: Roy Buchanan: the life and death of the man who said no to the Stones | Louder