3 Nov, 1943-5 Oct, 2011
"He completely reinvented guitar playing and set a standard that is still unequalled today," former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr told the Telegraph (U.K.). "Without Bert Jansch, rock music as it developed in the 1960s and 1970s would have been very different. You hear him in Nick Drake, Pete Townshend, Donovan, the Beatles, Jimmy Page and Neil Young. There are people playing guitar who don't even realize they've been influenced by him one step removed."