- Feb 16, 2012
I know Bernie Marsden was a guitar player, but I have yet to learn what band he was in. I would probably know the band, but I have no idea which one.How did Bernie Marsden get more famous than Bloomfield or Mick Taylor?
I had to Google him to find out who he is.
I met Mick Taylor once. He didn't strike me as the kind of guy who would care if his name was on a guitar. I don't know him well or anything. He didn't have the whole 'media campaign' around him that more and more players do; maybe if he spent a bunch of money on Facebook ads proclaiming himself to be "The Greatest Living Blues Guitar Player" or something. A better argument could be made for him than for most of the people vying for the next endorsement or cover story of a guitar magazine.
A few of my favorite guitar players are like that. Mick Taylor and Dave Davies are the ones who could have used social media to bolster their reputations, but do players like that who have made the records they've made need to worry about being on some top ten list or having their name on some guitar?
EDIT - Bernie Marsden was apparently in Whitesnake. I'm not really into metal, but I'm sure he's a good player.