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.
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Reason: Gringo Starr puts what I attempted to convey way better,Sydney gig was tiny also.
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.
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.