posted by davidt
on Wednesday March 28 2001, @09:00AM
Channel 4 program: Top 10-greatest guitarists of all time.
output on 24 / 3/ 01 (10pm.) in the UK.
No scoop i know, but the Johnny Marr section on the greatest guitarists of all time was fantastic! He was placed at number 10 - which was great considering the legends that lay alongside him.
He was on for 10 mins. from the hour and a half show, talking about Morrissey, the Smiths break up, Electronic (eek) and the new combo, The Healers.. they even played his new material for a minute , which sounded pretty good.
They also showed rare footage of Mozz and Marr circa '83. Morrissey was actually laughing...
Rourke appeared for a minute and a whole host of stars praising the work of The Smiths...(well chuffed.)
As for the top 10 itself... Jimi Hendrix was no. 1 and Clapton no.2. ...no appearance by modern day contemporaries that may be lesser known as some of the input was based on record sales alone, hence even Hank Marvin made the final 10. Others included - Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, Brian May .... even Noel Gallagher appeared humble when he said he couldn't believe the things Marr did with a guitar, amazing stuff...