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Here’s Why Leslie West is a Guitar Legend Like No Other

With fans that ranged from Pete Townshend to Eddie Van Halen and Yngwie Malmsteen, the Mountain guitarist inspired players across the genres. When Leslie West passed away on December 23, 2020, at age 75, the list of guitar legends queueing up to honor him told its own story. Many of...
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Though not as much of a household name as the likes of Hendrix or Jimmy Page, Leslie West was a towering figure in hard-rock guitar. His death last December provoked an outpouring of tributes from guitarists across the musical spectrum, a testament to the enormous influence of West's work with 70s hard-rock titans Mountain.
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