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Old 05-11-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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I just saw a Rolling Stone Mag that listed the best 100 musicians of all time...WHERE WAS GORDON???????????
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:30 PM   #2
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There are a lot of great musicians, or have been...but I would think in the top 100, Gord would have to find a place somewhere! I'm with you!

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Old 05-12-2011, 08:02 AM   #3
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He's Canadian, and they don't count.

Just kidding. He sure should have been on there somewhere.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:10 PM   #4
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LOL John!
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:57 AM   #5
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Rolling Stone magazine has zero credibility with most people who appreciate good music, so that doesn't really surprise me.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:35 PM   #6
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I guess it depends on how you define "musician". If you mean, "instrumental player", then there are probably hundreds of guitar players alone (not to mention every other instrument) that have it over Gord; even in his own band, he certainly wasn't the guitarist Red or Terry was. Now, how many of those could also sing beautifully and compose music that transcends generations and will last through the ages and touch people to their souls, well, that's another issue. Do you really expect Rolling Stone to judge on the latter? Would you believe anything they had to say if they did? I wouldn't worry about those kinds of accolades, or snubs--and I doubt very much that Gord does either. As they say, "Consider the source."

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Old 05-14-2011, 07:43 AM   #7
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I guess it depends on how you define "musician". If you mean, "instrumental player", then there are probably hundreds of guitar players alone (not to mention every other instrument) that have it over Gord; even in his own band, he certainly wasn't the guitarist Red or Terry was. Now, how many of those could also sing beautifully and compose music that transcends generations and will last through the ages and touch people to their souls, well, that's another issue. Do you really expect Rolling Stone to judge on the latter? Would you believe anything they had to say if they did? I wouldn't worry about those kinds of accolades, or snubs--and I doubt very much that Gord does either. As they say, "Consider the source."

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Yes, you said it best. "Depends on how you define musician". As a guitar player he is a bit above average, as a singer he was way above average, as a writer he was way way above average. I would think on many definitions that would put him on most lists. But, with guitarists like Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Chet Atkins, and many others, he is a long way from them, and I bet he would agree. In most cases they would define a "voice" as an instrument so that counts, but as a writer, I doubt they would define that as an instrument. He sings his songs better than anyone could, and to me that voice instrument belongs on any top 100 list. I haven't agreed with much of Rolling Stone mag in years, so that's why I quit reading it many years ago. Poop on them.

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