Bert Jansch

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1990 (The 1991 Induction Ceremony)

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Jimmy Page was a fan of this guy. Page was first turned on to a traditional-folk song called "Down by the Blackwater side"(or as it appeared on one of Jansch's albums as "Blackwaterside") by Jansch, which Zep's "Black Mountain Side" is basically an instrumental version of the song.

Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 07.20.09 @ 18:24pm

The one real difference I can hear (not that there's much) is that Page is playing in DADGAD tuning (which "Kashmir" is also played in), while Jansch is playing in "Drop D" tuning (Van Halen had a guitar designed which had a little switch on the bridge that would automatically go to that tuning since he uses it so much...just changing the low "E" string to "D") They're both pretty decent songs, though...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 07.20.09 @ 18:35pm

If anyone can be called the father of the British folk rock movement (Fairport Convention, John Martyn, Nick Drake, etc.), it would have to be Bert Jansch. He had both a solo career and a career as a member of Pentangle. Outside of British folk rock, he not only influenced Jimmy Page (as described above), but he also influenced Neil Young and Cat Stevens. His recordings are outstanding and often beautiful. If you love any of the artists listed above, or even any of the American folk rock artists, I wholeheartedly recommend Bert Jansch and Pentangle.

Posted by Charles Crossley, Jr. on Sunday, 10.4.09 @ 21:06pm

Pentangle was nice in their day ..I always wonder what happen to them.. Well Now I know lOl
I think they use to tour with Dave Codling band Quintessence..
I wonder what happen to Dave lol great writter /guitar player

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 10.5.09 @ 01:14am

Quite a number of guitarists influenced by Jansch's guitar add to the afore-mentioned Jimmy Page, Neil Young, and Cat Stevens, there was also Paul Simon, Donovan, Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler, Jarvis Cocker, Mike Oldfield, Tsuneo Imahori, Nick Drake, Gordon Giltrap, and Noel Gallagher.

The Father of the British Folk Rock movement? Sounds pretty accurate. But judging from the names above, he also has been a strong influence on alternative and Britpop. Definitely someone the hall has overlooked.

Posted by Ray on Saturday, 10.9.10 @ 15:18pm

R.I.P. Bert Jansch

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 10.5.11 @ 12:44pm

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