Here’s the late Rory Gallagher with a visceral performance of “Moonchild.” Dig in.

Adrian Legg

Adrian Legg

Adrian Legg is an amazing acoustic guitar stylist whose recording career began in the late ’70s. This Dean Markley ad comes from Guitar World, May 1991, about which time Legg was releasing music on Relativity Records.


Here’s a tasty track from the amazing Glenn Proudfoot which is reminiscent of a vintage Joe Satriani or Eric Johnson composition. And don’t worry, there are plenty of fireworks in the song’s solo.

Richard Dale Kotzen, Jr.

Richard Dale Kotzen, Jr.

The massively talented Richie Kotzen established himself on the rock guitar landscape with his self-titled debut in 1989. By ’93 when this DiMarzio ad was running, he had released a pair of additional solo albums and taken up the guitar mantle for Poison. That band issued the gold album Native Tongue and Richie appeared alongside Stevie Salas on The Electric Pow Wow that year. Scanned from Guitar World, September 1993.

Timothy Patrick Kelly | January 13, 1963 – February 5, 1998

Timothy Patrick Kelly | January 13, 1963 – February 5, 1998

Damn—did you know Slaughter guitarist Tim Kelly was in a fatal auto accident in 1998?! We here at Pointy Guitar apparently missed that altogether. RIP. When this small ad was running in 1991, Slaughter were at the peak of their success, riding the single “Fly to the Angels” from their multi-platinum debut Stick It To Ya.

Also resting in peace, presumably, is Robin: According to their site, the company stopped producing instruments in 2010. This ad is a veritable time capsule of “gawd, remember them?” type bands. On Robin’s endorser roster one will find 2-4-7 (sic) Sypz , Cry Wolf, Tora Tora, and Sweet F.A., along with John (sic) Butcher, who appears cradling a guitar in a Carvin ad (with name spelled correctly) in this very magazine, Guitar World, May 1991.

Guitar legend Jimmy Page has been busy overseeing a remastering of the Led Zeppelin catalog and the reissue of his photo-heavy autobiography Jimmy Page.  But he hasn’t been on stage in seven years. This may change in 2015, according to an interview The Week conducted with the rock icon:

I’m really starting to get myself enthused and limbered up for putting something together. I’ll play everything, and some new music I’ve got. Next year is the time when I should be seen to be playing live.

Page has yet to assemble a band for any potential trek.

Read more at The Week.

Right here.


Check out the legendary Djalma de Andrade, aka Bola Sete, in this clip from 1963.


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