|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Category: Early Influence
Inducted in: 1990
Inducted by: Vernon Reid
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1998 (ranked #31 in the Influences - Pre-Rock Era category) .
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Comments8 comments so far (post your own)
Gosh I am the first to say somethin huh. When you think of the "greats in guitar" this man is it...He did a lot in his 25 years... and think he didn't even have fuzz box , wha wha, stack of Marshals,
Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 01.9.10 @ 23:38pm
Dang, mrxyz you're not jokin' here. I don't know why I didn't think of him...the guy was smooth as silk! An "early influence" if ever one existed! It was really a shame that he left us at such a young age.
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 01.10.10 @ 08:52am
It could be said that every jazz guitarist that emerged from 1940-1965 sounded like Charlie Christian. He was the one who elevated the electric guitar as a main instrument along with the saxophone and the trumpet in jazz and pop.
Posted by Andrew on Saturday, 05.11.13 @ 19:47pm
They should probably fix that.
Posted by FRL on Wednesday, 11.13.13 @ 23:21pm
They still have him listed as a performer, and now Wikipedia has it updated with him as a performer. That can't be right, can it?
Posted by Travis on Monday, 10.19.15 @ 21:46pm
The Rock Hall and Wikipedia are both wrong on this one. Charlie Christian was inducted as an Early Influence.
Posted by FRL on Tuesday, 10.20.15 @ 08:55am
Posted by FRL on Tuesday, 10.20.15 @ 08:59am
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