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R.I.P. Allan Holdsworth
Old 16th April 2017
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R.I.P. Allan Holdsworth

Allan Holdsworth dead at 70,a very sad day in the world of guitar.
Old 16th April 2017
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Old 16th April 2017
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Sad news! Here's a few samples of his guitar playing brilliance:

Gong – Night Illusion


UK – Nevermore


Allan Holdsworth – Home
Old 16th April 2017
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Wow that sucks. I am not all that familiar with his work, but he spoke and played at my school back 12 or 13 years ago.
Old 16th April 2017
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Oh no!
Old 16th April 2017
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I'm gutted, Allan was the man, his improvising abililities were second to none, such a genius, RIP brother and thank you for the joy and the knowledge.

Old 16th April 2017
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RIP Mr. Holdsworth
Old 16th April 2017
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Wow. :(

RIP Allan Holdsworth.
Old 17th April 2017
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This is Awful news...I was lucky enough to see him utterly blow my mind in Sydney in the early 90's,an amazingly original pioneer of Electric Guitar playing.

Along with his obvious knowledge/application of music theory was so astounding to actually witness.

Gringo Starr puts what I attempted to convey way better,Sydney gig was tiny also.........Allan Holdsworth passing is a huge loss to music,the instrument,humanity that are musically sensitive...so sad,especially these recent years.

Last edited by rksguit; 18th April 2017 at 02:58 AM.. Reason: Gringo Starr puts what I attempted to convey way better,Sydney gig was tiny also.
Old 17th April 2017
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I had the chance to sit a few feet from him during a show in a club the size of a living room. I was stunned at his use of chords, his command over his instrument, and the lack of ego knowing when to step back and not overplay. Possibly the best guitarist I've ever seen and will ever see. So sad. Massive lost.

RIP
Old 17th April 2017
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I still remember being dumbfounded when I heard this in 1975 ... RIP old friend.

Old 17th April 2017
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Brilliant musician. RIP Mr. Holdsworth
Old 17th April 2017
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Very sad. A true revolutionary.
Old 17th April 2017
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The undisputed king of guitar for me. I got a chance to see him and speak with him; a really personable fellow. He will be missed. RIP, Allan.
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His command of the instrument was almost supernatural. So, so sad to lose him at just 70...

Last edited by microwave; 8th May 2017 at 12:19 PM..
Old 17th April 2017
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Rest In Peace Allan! Your work and legacy will live on forever!
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Originally Posted by DaveBCC View Post
I still remember being dumbfounded when I heard this in 1975 ... RIP old friend.

RIP Allan..

Same here, picked this up in High School in '75. This is one of my favorite tunes of his ( there's an acoustic version on his early solo lps)
The solo & vibe of this track still knocks me out.

A very sad day & a loss of an extraordinary artist.
Old 17th April 2017
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gobsmacked :(
Old 18th April 2017
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Why does GS have an RIP forum? Why move these threads from the sub-forums where the folks who passed are most relevant? I will never browse an RIP forum but would like to see these threads intact in their originally posted forums. Allan Holdsworth was one of the greatest guitar players ever, this thread should be in the guitars sub-forum not in some RIP/memorial nonsense. Same with the Ikutaro Kakehasi thread, it should be in EM, give the folks in the community a chance to see it and say their bit. This memorial/RIP forum is absolute nonsense. These threads get moved here and then they die. Bowlspit.
Old 18th April 2017
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One of my favorite guitar players of all the time.
I'm shocked.... really !

Another one of the 'Yes' & 'UK' entourage.

Saw him live a few years ago.
What a pleasant person !

So sad.....

R.I.P.
Old 19th April 2017
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Human beings like Alan Holdsworth make a better world, we need them.
Thanks Alan for breaking down music frontiers, making it evolve.

RIP
Old 19th April 2017
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I still remember being dumbfounded when I heard this in 1975 ... RIP old friend.

Yes amazing stuff.

.... and the drumming .... just WOW .... Tony Williams was another extremely gifted musician.
Old 22nd April 2017
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The death of Allan Holdsworth makes me really sad the whole week......

Far too young.....

What a serious loss.....
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