When you ask someone who they think the top 5 guitarists in Rock and Roll are, y…

Written by on March 9, 2018


When you ask someone who they think the top 5 guitarists in Rock and Roll are, you will instantly hear Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix.

Then ask them about Robin Trower. Not as famous but if you know his music and playing…..

Robin is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. Besides his solo work, Robin is best known for his time in Procol Harum. He is known for playing a Fender Stratocaster. In Procol Harum Trower typically played Gibson guitars. Upon launching his solo career Trower changed to a Fender Stratocaster almost exclusively. During a tour with Jethro Tulll, Robin arrived early for a sound check and found Martin Barre’s Stratocaster (which Barre used for slide playing) propped up against an amplifier. Trower picked up the guitar, plugged it in, and with a shout which resounded around the auditorium yelled, “This is it!” “I then switched to Strat” he says. “Up to then I had been playing Les Pauls.”

When is the last time you gave a good listen to Robin’s work?

Happy Birthday Robin!!




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