Roy Buchanan ~ The man who tumbled The Stones down

Roy Buchanan (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988)

For whatever the reason, people rarely mention Roy Buchanan when asked for their list of great guitar players. But you have to have somethin’ goin’ on to be asked to join the greatest rock n’ roll band in the world — and say no.

Take a gander at Roy Buchanan live in Austin, Texas circa 1976. The whole thing is a wonder but particularly so around the 5:40 mark.

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

Roy Buchanan 

b. September 23, 1949

He bacame a guitar legend in the early ’70’s, an influence on Jimi Hendrix , Eric Clapton, John Lennon and more. He turned down an invitation to joing The Rolling Stones earning him the nickname, The man who “tumbled The Stones down…”

For whatever reason, people rarely mention Roy Buchanan when asked for their list of great guitar players.  But you have to have something goin’ on to be asked to join the greatest rock ‘n roll band in the world — and say, “no.”

Take a gander at Roy Buchanan live in Austin, Texas circa 1976. The whole thing is a wonder but particularly so around the 5:40 mark.

 

Roy Buchanan (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988) ~ The man who tumbled The Stones down

For whatever the reason, people rarely mention Roy Buchanan when asked for their list of great guitar players. But you have to have somethin’ goin’ on to be asked to join the greatest rock n’ roll band in the world — and say no.

Take a gander at Roy Buchanan live in Austin, Texas circa 1976. The whole thing is a wonder but particularly so around the 5:40 mark.

robinmarohn:

Roy Buchana (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988) ~ The man who tumbled The Stones down

For whatever the reason, people rarely mention Roy Buchanan when asked for their list of great guitar players. But you have to have somethin’ goin’ on to be asked to join the greatest rock n’ roll band in the world — and say no.

Take a gander at Roy Buchanan live in Austin, Texas circa 1976. The whole thing is a wonder but particularly so around the 5:40 mark.

robinmarohn:

Roy Buchana (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988) ~ The man who tumbled The Stones down

For whatever the reason, people rarely mention Roy Buchanan when asked for their list of great guitar players. But you have to have somethin’ goin’ on to be asked to join the greatest rock n’ roll band in the world — and say no.

Take a gander at Roy Buchanan live in Austin, Texas circa 1976. The whole thing is a wonder but particularly so around the 5:40 mark.

Roy Buchana (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988) ~ The man who tumbled The Stones down

For whatever the reason, people rarely mention Roy Buchanan when asked for their list of great guitar players. But you have to have somethin’ goin’ on to be asked to join the greatest rock n’ roll band in the world — and say no.

Take a gander at Roy Buchanan live in Austin, Texas circa 1976. The whole thing is a wonder but particularly so around the 5:40 mark.