Best guitarist Brian Jones, sole founder of the Rolling Stones. Brian introduced open tunings and guitar weaving to his band back in 1962 when he and Keith spent entire days playing guitar together.Brian taught Keith blues guitar. Keith still uses those tunings when playing and writing, and I bet they've been passed down to Ronnie. Much time has passed since Brian passed away in 1969, and people have forgotten his importance. But he was the only one of his contemporaries who believed the blues could appeal to a mass audience. Others, like Jagger, Cyril Davies,Keith Richard, Eric Clapton believed it was just "niche" music. When Little Red Rooster hit #1 in UK charts, it proved Brian was right. Brian was also the first electric blues slide guitar player in UK. And as mentioned above, he was the sole founder of The Rolling Stones. They were his idea, his vision and his band. Read Bill Wyman s Book STONE ALONE for more info
You are correct Lorendavies. Mick.Taylor is an excellent guitarist, and certainly the best lead guitarist in the Stones. Mick was also a talented songwriter. He wrote Sway and Moonlight Mile on Sticky Fingers, a great album. Taylor also.wrote Time Waits For No One.
In my opinion, Jones and Taylor were the two most gifted Stones.
Agreed Uncle. Without Brian Jones The Rolling Stones wouldn’t have become that huge in the 60’s. After his passing Mick Taylor joining the band was the best that could happen – he was a gifted, technically skilled and reliable guitarist/composer who helped the band cementing their success. Mick Taylor was such an invaluable asset to the band!
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