R.I.P. Allan Holdsworth

2017-04-17 by Joao (with a tilde in the letter a) | 23 Comments
British guitar genius Allan Holdsworth died on Sunday (16), at age 70. The information was confirmed by the musician's daughter, Louise, through her Facebook account. The causes of death were not revealed.

"It is with a heavy heart that we inform everyone of the death of our beloved father. We ask for privacy and time so that we can overcome the loss of our father, grandfather, friend and genius of music," Louise Holdsworth wrote.

Active since the 1970s, Holdsworth played in bands like Yes, Soft Machine and Tempest. His guitar skills influenced musicians like Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Joe Petrucci, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Frank Zappa.

His most recent album recorded by the guitarist, 'Tales from the Vault', has not yet been released.

Source: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/allan_holdsworth_dead_at_70.html


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Since
April 18th 2017
56 Comments


One of the most talented guitarists ever. RIP Mr. Holdsworth.

SandwichBubble
April 18th 2017
2076 Comments


Love his work. Was sad to see that he passed away.

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e210013
April 18th 2017
1209 Comments


Another legend from the 70's that dies. Another very sad notice. I always admired his guitar style. We'll never forget you, pal. RIP hard.

Sabrutin
April 18th 2017
4207 Comments


RIP

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Totengott
April 18th 2017
4085 Comments


What.. no way.

R.I.P. hard.

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EvoHavok
April 18th 2017
6537 Comments


R.I.P.

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Realm
April 18th 2017
2237 Comments


Metal is dying

Madbutcher3
April 18th 2017
1684 Comments


rip, pretty much the best guitarist of all time

OmairSh
April 18th 2017
14042 Comments


2017 not going much better than 2016.

Damn man RIP

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Jethro42
April 18th 2017
14640 Comments


Will jam material of his solo career and U.K. as well. The man had a singuliar way to play guitar. We could recognize his style among a big amount of guitarists. Jazz rock is losing a legend.

RIP mr Holdsworth.

Madbutcher3
April 18th 2017
1684 Comments


his solo material isn't as good as Enigmatic Ocean, One of a Kind or Believe It but still worth jamming

Jethro42
April 18th 2017
14640 Comments


Enigmatic Ocean is a good call. I think I prefer Feels Good To Me over One of a Kind.

rockandmetaljunkie
April 18th 2017
6671 Comments


RIP, another guitar legend passed away...

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
April 18th 2017
12631 Comments


Should add he played on Soft Machine's Bundles album

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chug73
April 18th 2017
2774 Comments


Amazing player. What a loss.

Since
April 18th 2017
56 Comments


He had instantly recognizable sound, tone and phrasing, and often sounded otherworldly. He played some of the most memorable and technically challenging material ever played by a guitarist and many of today's virtuosos owe him a lot.

Madbutcher3
April 18th 2017
1684 Comments


Bundles is sick, doesn't sound much like the other stuff he's in iirc

bloc
April 18th 2017
40763 Comments


Holy fuck this guy was one of the greatest ever. RIP.

magicmushroom
April 18th 2017
7 Comments


Welp, at least we still have Fredrik Thordendal

DePlazz
April 19th 2017
553 Comments


RIP

Shoteru
April 19th 2017
463 Comments


His influence is simply immeasurable. RIP.

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DePlazz
April 19th 2017
553 Comments


The players' player...

tellah
April 21st 2017
466 Comments


RIP

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