Solid Rock: The book of guitar gods - SIGNED by K.K. Downing

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Solid Rock: The book of guitar gods - SIGNED by K.K. Downing

Solid Rock is a visual celebration of the evolution of heavy guitar music. An artist designed feature book with a unique commentary drawn from our 'In-conversation' sessions with K.K. Downing – Grammy award-winning guitarist and a founding member of classic heavy metal legends Judas Priest, a legacy that stretches back right to the dawn of heavy metal guitar music.

75 years after Leo Fender began developing the designs for what would become the world’s first commercially successful solid body electric guitar, the Esquire, Solid Rock features 75 of the greatest ever proponents of the electric guitar, each within an individually designed double-page spread with full-page classic vintage photographs from the Getty Archive.

Each one a significant voice in shaping rock and metal music as we know it. Opening with Blues legend B.B. King, Solid Rock and takes us on a chronological voyage showcasing some of the legends that made music history happen, including Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page, Angus Young, Slash, Peter Green, David Gilmour, Randy Rhoads, and many more.

Travelling through the 'British Invasion' of the 60s, the birth of heavy metal in the industrial heart of England, the early 70s rockers that kick-started the American movement – and on into the 80s and 90s, hair and glam metal, thrash and beyond, featuring some of the greatest and most influential electric guitar players ever to plug in and crank up the volume...

Together, they created rock music as we know it.

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