|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Category: Early Influence
Inducted in: 1987
Inducted by: Seymour Stein
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1988 (ranked #7 in the Influences - Pre-Rock Era category) .
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Well he may be IN.... but I am the first Once again to say... Hey he is a great an "real blues guitar" player.. If ya knows what I mean..
Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 07.20.10 @ 12:26pm
Of all the electic blues guitarists, none had more of an impact as T-Bone Walker who started amplifying his lead lines around 1940 and started a blues revolution that is still present today. Few major post-WWII blues players own a enormous debt of gratitude to Walker. Blues great, B.B. King wound not have existed had it not been for T-Bone. Others like Pee Wee Crayton and Pete Mayes were born out of T-Bone's style in the late 40s and early 50s. Even Walker's nephew, R.S. Rankin went so far as to bill himself as the next T-Bone Walker even through he and his uncle had worked before that. After he died in 1975, T-Bone left no written accounts behind but, the impact he left on blues and later, rock and roll still carried on from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Posted by Andrew on Monday, 10.15.12 @ 14:39pm
B.B. King once said that T-Bone Walker was the one who "really got me wanting to play the blues. I can still T-Bone in my mind today ever since I first heard 'Storm Monday.' He was the first electric guitar player I heard on a record. He made me go out and get an electric guitar."
Posted by Andrew on Saturday, 07.6.13 @ 20:50pm
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