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Sad news. RIP Allan. 
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Very sad---one of my top 10 favs----so original-----a real artist----RIP
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Very sad news,... really lamentable.... rest in peace great musician !
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Nightfly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2017 at 15:49
Shocked Shocked to say the least, that is sad news.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote DaleHauskins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2017 at 18:10
Allan was the very reason this L.A. Californian guitarist was asked to work,tour and record in a well-known Vertigo Records signed Swiss progrock band Flame Dream.Flame Dream always loved my Holdsworth influence playing.
I recently talked with Allan again at a NAMM17 afterparty,and he enjoyed always living in my warm golden sunshine state;a true always dear gent dudeson
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-music-holdsworth-obit-20170416-story.html
If you fall in love with a woman,there's this unknown thing that gives you a force and energy,and music is like that, too.If I lived to be 2000,I'd never know anything about music.And that's great. ... I think the guy who tells you he knows about music is really dumb,or he's lying to himself".-Allan Holdsworth

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Dale Hauskins:Los Angeles guitarist.(Ex-Swiss progrock Flame Dream.)Including more humble performances tours,recordings.☼ __̴ı̴̴̡̡̡ ̡͌l̡̡̡ ̡
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2017 at 20:20
RIP Allan....I was fortunate to see him with UK on their first tour (he blew the doors off!) and much later, in a small club as "IOU" with the amazing Jeff Berlin and Chad Wackerman.  

Truly a one-of-a-kind, I cannot think of many imitators of his legato guitar style.  Amazing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2017 at 21:43
Sad news indeed. A great and true innovator on the guitar. May he rest in peace.
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RIP

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote brainstormer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2017 at 22:59
Really sad news....always impressed by his playing and am glad that he was at least respected verbally, his music was probably too good for enough people to be able to pay him what he was worth. 

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More dreadful news. RIP AH. Tremendous guitarist.
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Great guitarist, great Yorkshireman. RIP.
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RIP, of course.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (3) Thanks(3)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2017 at 02:10
I was fortunate to see him with Pierre Moerlen's Gong in 1976, remarkably a sound-recording of that performance exists:


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Rivertree Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2017 at 02:33
very sad news indeed Unhappy
last time I saw him was in 2008 together with Chad Wackerman.
always loved his collaborations with Soft Machine and Tony Williams ...
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A sad farewell to another one of my prog icons. Very underappreciated except by those in the know. RIP.
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The man was quite prolific with his collaborations. He played with Krokus?!!! Really? LOL


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'Igginbottom
Nucleus
  • 1972: Belladonna (released as a solo album by Ian Carr)
Tempest
Soft Machine
The New Tony Williams Lifetime
Pierre Moerlen's Gong
Jean-Luc Ponty
Bruford
U.K.
Krokus
Stanley Clarke
Chad Wackerman
Level 42
Derek Sherinian
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  • 2005: Book of the Dead

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  • 1992: REH Video: Allan Holdsworth (VHS, reissued on DVD in 2007)
  • 2002: Live at the Galaxy Theatre (DVD)
  • 2007: Live at Yoshi's (DVD)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hieronymous Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2017 at 09:49
This news really saddened me - more than usual, maybe because it was so unexpected? I can't imagine how his family feels. 

Some of my favorite stuff is his work with Soft Machine, Gong and UK - cool to hear that some people here actually saw that stuff performed live!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thepurplepiper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2017 at 13:33
Sad to see another legend pass, but such is life. R.I.P. I really enjoyed his work with Gong and Soft Machine, he was an incredibly gifted player.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2017 at 15:42
And not too far behind John Wetton's passing. I'd hate to think of who is next. R.I.P., Mr. Holdsworth.
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