We all know that musicians drop like flys at young ages. I was thinking about this the other day and realized that there are a whole bunch of great musicians that never get talked about. So lets avoid naming classics here ( Hendrix, Morrison, Burton,Allman etc...) and focus on the lesser known greats that died way tooo young. I'll start with Paul Kossoff from Free. This guy could play his ass off. One of the more original blues rock guitarists of the 70s, listen to Fire and Ice and tell me his licks aren't tasteful and unique. Unfortunately he was a hard partier and died way too soon. IMO beats Eric Clapton with a broomstick when it comes to guitar. If you haven't looked into Free, I highly suggest. RIP So , have at it, and please try to avoid the more famous mentions that we all know about.