Jane Williams, Rolling Stone: Reconstructing British Romanticism’s Guitar God(dess)

A major prototype of the British rock icon or guitar God, I will contend, is British Romanticism’s most famous guitarist, Jan Williams (1798-1884). . .in 1822, Shelley bought her a guitar and presented it with a poem, “With a Guitar, to Jane”. . . that instrument’s connotations in early modern and Romantic-era Britain, now largelyContinue reading “Jane Williams, Rolling Stone: Reconstructing British Romanticism’s Guitar God(dess)”

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More Yardbirdsy Stuff

The Yardbirds with Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck performing “Train Kept a Rollin’” in the movie¬†Blow Up. In the movie, they’re performing for two human beings and a crowd of zombies. Eric Clapton performing “Layla” (and other songs — it’s a 24 minute clip) with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. I believe Ron Wood’s onContinue reading “More Yardbirdsy Stuff”

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