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Guitar Legend by Viktalon Guitar Legend by Viktalon
The ones who created history, the ones who was betrayed by history itself.

Unbeatable, yet unknown to many.
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a Great Tribute to them! Love you Work. Really Very Good. :clap:
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Viktalon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I learn guitar because of them, they are always the greatest band. Thanks for the support and you're always welcome to be my guest! You did well with your Bruce Lee.
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I also play Guitar,Bass,and the Drums! I Love playing the Drums better. I Love The Beatles.My favorite Drummer is Buddy Rich.Thanks.
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Viktalon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh you have the full arsenal there! What guitars and bass do you have?
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Back in the days I had A Bass, Just like Paul McCartney's from the Beatles a (Hofner Bass.)Then I had A Fender Mustang 2 Bass. Now I Only Have An Ovation Guitar. A friend of mine gave it to me. The Action is really good. And it sounds Great. I'm Still Learning how to play it. I'm not a Pro.
ON the Drums I Had A Pearl Set 4 Pieces. Then I Had A Ludwig Drum Set with Zildjian Cymbals. Cost A lot of money. Then I had Hard Times, So I no longer Have the Drums, But I still Have my Guitar that my Friend gave me, I treasure it well, Great memories.
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Viktalon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree with you. All these stuff really cost a lot of money, quite a fancy toy for rich people. What happened to your Mustang? Have you ever played the legendary Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, or the Gibson Les Paul?
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Money was a big issue back then? First on the Mustang. Someone stole it. I Was Furious. Yes I Have played A Fender, Telecaster, and A Gibson Les Paul. I Loved the Gibson Les Paul Better. In My opinion is my Favorite out of the three. I Also Played A Kramer, A Jackson, And Many Others.
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Viktalon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Fenders have been the primary target for guitar thieves. So you play a lot of guitars, which one do you find out to be the best and most favorited?
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Sadly, this happens so often that many great musicians aren't recognized for their talent and contributions to music history.

You might want to add the group's name and members in the artists comments and a link to a YouTube video (if there is one) so that others of the younger generations can experience the music.

Through my work with Memories In Music (UK) there are many such musicians that I am just discovering, and I was a child of the 60's :) and a big fan of British Rock.

Nice draw, btw, I love the B&W contrast. Very wonderfully retro and appropriate! :D
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Viktalon Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your suggestion, sounds like a good idea.

There are too many underated but great musicians out there, only a handful actually received overwhelming worldwide credit. The golden era of 50's to 60's are always the most memorable moment of the pop music history but most people only know Elvis and Beatles and nowadays people talk about MJ. They all are commercially success but that dosen't mean that they are unbeatable in terms of the talent and capability. The Shads are not really famous among casual audiences especially younger generation but have been deeply influencial among professional musicians due to their innnovative performance. You can easily find any guitarist who quote Hank Marvin as his influence (Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and even Santana are just a few among them) while Roy Orbison is influencial for his vocal (he inspired Bruce Springsteen)but it's not likely to find anyone who quote John Lennon or Elvis as an influence and both aren't well-known for both vocal and guitar playing, but more as superidols. Furthermore, The Beatles were too short-lived unlike the Shadows who had been playing for more than half a century and still able to hit the pop music chart but the Beatles brief resurgence in the mid-90's was a total failure. People only imitate Elvis's fashion and hairstyle, not so for his vocal.
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
If you read interviews and really listen to some of the "super" guitar heroes and famous band members, professional musicians, people would be surprised at some of their true influences. As time goes on and the past music history gets further removed from current pop culture, kids today see only the superficial: like you said, Elvis' fashion or MJ's moonwalk, etc. :nod:

It would be nice to bridge that gap :)
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Viktalon Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, indeed. In my own sense the latest pop musics are totally unlistenable. But it's normal that pop tends to produce early highs and later lows. Younger generations don't even know the name of those who contributed a lot from the past time. Newer pop artist are too fanciful and bizarre in terms of stage outfit, but not for their capability in performance or any sort of artistic integrity. People no longer appreciate the artistic value of music but treat it more like a brief commercial product. I see people put a lot of hope on the rise of superidols and gradually lose interest after a short period. I don't think the pop music in the future will bring more enjoyment as the past time did, as a matter of fact latest performers are nothing but low grade imitators, not worth a single penny!
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Featured here [link] =D
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
"The Shadows" Cliff Richard's band
Great band and work =D
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Viktalon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes! You still remember them! Most younger generations don't even know the name of their grandparents, not to mention all these legendary performers from the past.
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
I've grown up with them =D
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Viktalon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It's good to meet another Shads fan! Hank made me started to pick up the guitar! Have you heard about their only US rival the Ventures? It's another great legendary band.
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
are you kidding? Who ever listen to that era
doesn't know "walk don't run" (both renditions)
or "Hawaii 5-0" "diamond head" etc. =D
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Viktalon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes!!! I have all these great stuff! Both Apache and Walk Don't Run are the best guitar instrumentals of all-time. I've spent years just to practice both 2 songs, there are not that hard to learn but indeed extremely difficult to master, especially the very pleasing guitar sound and atmosphere. I have a lot of Ventures and Shadows albums with some 300 songs, I never quit listening to them even after 15 years since the time I first heard about them.
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
I know the feeling , their sound is overwhelming =D
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Viktalon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes. Totally agree.
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KillaSamuraiBabe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
I feel bad 4 not knowing who they are........who are they??
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Viktalon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Nowadays I see nobody knows them more than The Beatles, they are The Shadows, the best instrumental guitar band in the world rivaled only by The Ventures from US. most of the famous world-class guitarist and rock bands, such as Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy page, Santana, Frank Zappa, The Who, Mark knopfler, Gary Moore and many more were in fact influenced by them. The four members, from the shortest to the tallest - drummer Tony Meehan, bassist Jet Harris, the legendary lead guitarist Hank Marvin and rhythmic guitarist Bruce Welch.
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KillaSamuraiBabe Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
never heard of them, XD
I don't like the Beatles, do the Beatles music sound like theirs?
I never really listened to any of those artists listed :C Except Santana....:heart: Santana!
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Viktalon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Do the Beatles music sound like theirs? Oh, it's a totally different stuff, The Shadows were the pioneer of modern rock music, they had been dominating British pop chart for years right before the rise of Beatles. I dare say they are thousand times better than Beatles. In case you didn't aware, that 4-eye nerd Hank Marvin is the father of modern rock guitar techniques, most of the innovative guitar techniques credited to modern guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton were in fact pioneered by him as early as late 50's. He popularized the use of tremolo arms and echo effect to create a wavering and shimmering guitar sound, later still invented various exotic guitar techniques and instrumental arrangement resembling modern day's Hard Rock (once again in the 60's, imagine that!). Most notably, Hank Marvin popularized the Fender Stratocaster, the world's no.1 electric guitar model. You can find their music with ease in Youtube, I highly recommend the song "Apache" and "Kon-Tiki" just spend some time with them and tell me how do you feel...
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