This week In Guitar Virtuosi 35/52

Orianthi, Richie Sambora, Robby Krieger, Paul Gilbert, Nuno Bettencourt, Steve Hackett, Philip Sayce, Gary Clark Jr., Rory Gallagher, Joe Bonamassa, John Mayer, Buckethead, Steve Vai, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Peter Frampton, Adrian Belew

Happy Birthday Steve Vai. ‘Vai Day’

This day (June 6, 1960), in Carle Place, New York, is born Steve Vai, an American guitarist.Tracklist : 1 . Tender Surrender (2019) 2 . Dark Matter (2018) 3 . For The Love of God (at the Vai Academy 2017) - 4 . Whispering A Prayer (2016) 5 . Gravity Storm (2013) 6 . The Crying Machine (TEC Awards 2012) 7 . Hendrix tribute day (Santa Cruz Blues Festival, 2011) 8 . I'm The Hell Outta Here…

David Bowie, George Michael, Elton John et al join Queen (1992)

April 20, 1992 - Extreme, Def Leppard, Spinal Tap, Guns N' Roses, Joe Elliot, Zucchero, Gary Cherone, Tony Iommi, James Hetfield, Robert Plant, Paul Young, Seal, Lisa Stansfield, Ian Hunter, David Bowie, Mick Ronson, George Michael, Elton John. They all will join the remaining members of Queen to pay tribute to Freddie Mercury at Wembley Stadium in London

Van Halen travel to Sydney (1998)

April 20, 1998 - Van Halen featuring Gary Cherone of Extreme fame on vocals will be on stage at The Sydney Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia

Happy Birthday Lisa Stansfield. ‘All Around Lisa’

This day (April 11, 1966), in Heywood, Lancashire, England, is born Lisa Stansfield an English singer.Digest Tracklist : Never Ever (2018) . Billionaire (2018) . Love Supreme (2015) . Can'T Dance (2014) . If I Hadn´T Got You (2011) . w/ Clifford Slapper On Piano, London (2010) . Never Never Gonna Give You Up (2005) . Treat Me Like A Woman (2004) . Live At Ronnie Scott'S (2002) . Let'S Just Call…

Happy Birthday Tony Banks. Excellent day for a ‘Genesis At Their Bests’ post

As we wish, today, English musician Tony Banks a 'Happy 70th Birthday,' the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : Genesis CREDITSPhoto : Jean-Luc OurlinAudio : I Can't Dance . Land of Confusion . Invisible Touch . That's All . Jesus He Knows Me . Mama . No Son of Mine . In Too Deep . Turn It On Again . Throwing It All Away . Video : Land Of Confusion . Jesus He Knows Me . Invisible…

Happy Birthday Sir Elton John. ‘Rocket John (It Still Is A Long Long Time)’

This day (March 25, 1947), in Pinner, Middlesex, England, is born Reginald Kenneth Dwight better known as Elton John, English singer, composer and pianistDigest Tracklist : Your Song (BBC, 1970) . Levon (BBC, 11971) . Rocket Man (Royal Festival Hall, 1972) . Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (TOTP, 1973) . Daniel (Watford, 1974) . Pinball Wizard (Dodger Stadium, 1975) . Don't Go Breaking My Heart (w/…

Happy Birthday Steve Hackett. ‘Highly String’

This day (February 12 , 1950), in Pimlico, London, England, is born Steve William Hackett simply known as Steve Hackett , English rock (and classical) guitarist, singer and composer, member of Genesis, GTR and his own bandsTracklist : Los Endos (w/ Genesis, 1976) . Star Of Sirius . Ace of Wands (1979) . The Air Conditioned Nightmare (1981) . Funny Feeling (1982) . A Doll that's made in Japan…