Originally Posted by LiquidMidnight
I love Hendrix. I'm not so annoyed that he always tops the Best Guitarists list. I am, however, annoyed that those lists rarely ever mention Andres Segovia or Chet Atkins, who are probably two of the finest guitarists to have ever lived.
Unfortunately, despite the greatness of their playing, Segovia and Atkins aren't fashionable enough to sell mags to the demographic that is interested in shred or pentatonic wankers from years gone past.
Back in the old days (early '70s), Guitar Player
magazine would have articles on Segovia, Atkins, Lenny Breau, Julian Bream, Barney Kessel, Bola Sete, et al., right there next to Pete Townshend, Jeff Beck, Steve Howe and those guys.
That all ended some time during the '80s shredder era. As you said, there are not enough Segovia or Atkins fans buying magazines, compared to the folks interested in metal and/or fusion wankery.