Melinda Murphy is one of the newer channels within the YouTube Vinyl Community, but don’t look now, she’s on fire. At the time of this writing (January 2021) Melinda has nearly 10,000 subscribers and counting and has published nearly 120 informative videos on all things vinyl.
Throughout history, there have been, and there will be many more great guitar players, but there was only one Eddie Van Halen. You see, once every generation or so, we are gifted with a special talent. Someone so different, so otherworldly, so innovative that they completely upend things, and change them forever. Once that happens, there is no going back. It’s impossible. In Eddie Van Halen, for the last forty-plus years, we found that someone.
Before the 1950’s there really wasn’t any such thing as “Rock ‘n’ Roll” as we know it today. Mostly a new form of music, dreamed up by the likes of Les Paul, and other like minded men of the day. These were men no longer interested by the politics of folk. These were men who lacked the time, and energy for the complexity of jazz.