Bert Jansch RIP
Jansch, born in Scotland of German parentage, was never a mainstream star. He never had big hit records, even when with pioneering U.K. folk-rock group Pentangle. But Jansch was a "guitarist's guitarist". Jimmy Page, Neil Young, Paul Simon, the Smiths' Johnny Marr and Suede's Bernard Butler were just a few who revelled in Jansch's complex fingerstyle playing.
Led Zeppelin's "Black Mountain Side" is a near-copy of Jansch's guitar arrangement of traditional tune "Black Waterside". more on this story
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