I'll start with Jimi
page, blackmore, beck
Saw Jeff Beck open for SRV in Oakland once. At the end of the SRV show, Beck comes onstage with him, and they jammed. Then, Stevie Ray goes "Hey, we got a local guy to come out here and play with us" and then Carlos Santana walked on stage and the place blew up
This is the age old question that people have spent countless hours debating. Page, Hendrix and Clapton - the grandfathers of rock. Gotta add Stevie Ray to the mix. Can't forget about Buddy Guy and BB King. The man in purple and high heels Prince. And as for the youth movement (aka those under 50), John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr., Joe Bonamassa. Add any of their music to your playlist, sit back and enjoy.
Not rock (blues) but Robert Johnson. One of the ones that influenced Clapton. Cream did his song Crossroads
The dudes fingers could overlap the entire fret board and then some
I grew up in Burbank, CA. in the mid and late 70's and my neighbor was Drew Forsyth. He was the original drummer for Quiet Riot. He would rehearse in his garage daily with his childhood friend who played the guitar. That guitar player, some say turned out to be one of the greatest ever, at least for the short time he was around.
Anyone know who I am talking about?
My all time favorite is Ace Freheley!