I have written before about my old band Atlantic, and with great affection of our late lead guitarist, Kevin. While I tried to describe his guitar playing, I feel I didn’t do it justice. But now I can.
As I was stumbling and bumbling around the Internets last night, I happened upon this oldie, and if you want to see exactly how Kevin played, note the virtuosity of Focus’s Jan Akkerman — and it is absolutely no exaggeration to say that in playing this song (as Kevin used to do, just for practice), his and Akkerman’s style, down to the way they held their guitars, are identical. (Nobody in our band, and quite possibly nobody in the whole world could ever sing like Thijs van Leer.)
Kevin had better hair, though.