That time I asked Buddy Guy why he was such a huge influence on Clapton and Beck

By Steve Newton

Buddy Guy is one of the most influential guitar players of all time, having been a major inspiration for the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck.

When I did my first interview with Guy, back in August of 1991, he had just released his album Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues, which featured Clapton and Beck on a couple of tracks.

At one point in the conversation I asked Buddy if he knew why he had such a huge effect on those guys.

Have a listen:

 

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