In honor of Black History Month, which African American has personally inspired you most?

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  1. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-Nut

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    I saw a TV talk show host ask their guests this question, so I thought I'd ask other guitar lovers what their answer would be. For me, it would be Jimi, followed closely by Muddy, Chuck Berry, and the three Kings. What's your answer?
    I posted this over on TDPRI, as well.
     
  2. Luvs2yoko

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  3. Jim Belaye

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  4. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

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    @DougMen has my answer, although I would have a different order;
    3 Kings (Mostly Albert & B.B.)
    Muddy,
    Chuck berry
    Jimi
     
  5. rawdatalab

    rawdatalab Squier Talker

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    My father. And he can't play a lick.
     
  6. Treynor

    Treynor Squier-holic

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    I, Too
    Langston Hughes, 1902 - 1967
    I, too, sing America.

    I am the darker brother.
    They send me to eat in the kitchen
    When company comes,
    But I laugh,
    And eat well,
    And grow strong.

    Tomorrow,
    I’ll be at the table
    When company comes.
    Nobody’ll dare
    Say to me,
    “Eat in the kitchen,"
    Then.

    Besides,
    They’ll see how beautiful I am
    And be ashamed—

    I, too, am America.
     
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  7. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

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    Prince, Jimi, BB, Magic Johnson.
     
  8. rawdatalab

    rawdatalab Squier Talker

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    One of my favorites. The last line is missing:

    "I, too, am America."

    Source: NYC public school education.
     
  9. 71maverick

    71maverick Squier Talker

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    BB and as I'm getting older I'm diggin Martin Luther King more.
     
  10. Treynor

    Treynor Squier-holic

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    Thanks for the catch...missed in my cut and paste. Langston is one of my heroes.
     
  11. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-Nut

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    Miles Davis, a true innovator and musical genius.
     
  12. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

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    ETA: Add E.C. and this pretty much covers my influences black, brown, white, pink, green or any other color.
     
  13. Papa Joe

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    Dr.King . Rosa Parks
     
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  14. Davis Sharp

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    Guitar-wise it's BB. Not so much because I try to emulate him, but listening to him turned me onto the others, like Buddy Guy, Elmore James, Hubert Sumlin, etc.

    I'm going to stick to guitar-wise, or this will veer off into politics.
     
  15. jamndad

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    Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Walter E. Williams, Thomas Sowell, MLK Jr., of course.
     
  16. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Squier-Meister

    Earl Klugh. Jazz on nylon strings.
     
  17. Paully

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  18. DrBeGood

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    Jimi of course, but more recently, your recent ex prez.
     
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  19. Pat V.

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    Musically speaking.... Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Miles, Billie Holiday, Parker, Coletrane, Tatum, Monk, Etta....
     
  20. LDS714

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    Freddie King. Or Slash.