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R.I.P. Here's a fun memory: saw him play at a tiny little club here in Germany, and was lucky enough to get a table two tables away from the stage--maybe six to eight feet away. So I should have had the best view I've ever had at a concert. But as soon as the show started, one of the people at the table between us and the stage stood up, obstructing everybody else's view. Now, that itself is not a fun memory. What's fun is that he was standing literally about three feet away from Holdsworth, who basically played the whole gig with some creepy guy three feet away staring at his hands. But he didn't miss a note. (And there were a LOT of notes.)
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It's kinda sad that no one here apparently remembers him. Arthur?
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Sadly, I don't know who he is, Stone. Never heard of him, or heard him play. But RIP anyway, Allan, wherever you are ...
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Allan Holdsworth plays the guitar on one of my favorite albums: "Gazeuse!" by Gong, a band which is probably even more unknown to most people than Allan Holdsworth. He did many unusual things as a guitar player, before the metal guys came along and took all the fame for those techniques and styles (tapping, shredding, exploring weird scales for soloing).

Anyway, if you don't know Allan Holdsworth at all, his signature legato style and intensity can be heard on "Expresso", the opening track of Gazeuse! The solo starts at 1:10.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuMEhD4P8PY
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I just received an email from Sweetwater Sound with a link to this Alan Holdsworth tribute:

https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/allan-......20170421
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Great all round musician will be missed. Lynn
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