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R.I.P. Allan Holdsworth

     
9:26 am on Apr 18, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Jazz Fusion guitar player & composer Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017)

From England but lived in California since the 1980s.

Mostly known for his work in the realm of jazz fusion, Holdsworth was cited as one of the key influences of a wide array of guitar players, including Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Shawn Lane, John Petrucci, Alex Lifeson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Guthrie Govan, Michael Romeo, Tom Morello, Richie Kotzen, and even Frank Zappa, who once called Allan "one of the most interesting guys on guitar on the planet."
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Well, that's quite a line-up referring to Allan.

It's sad news to hear of his passing.