Jim Cregan Interview – Rod Stewart, Katie Melua, Bernie Taupin – Everyone Loves Guitar

What a life! Jim Cregan’s had a solo career in the UK with a number one hit single, and was also Rod Stewart’s lead guitarist & band leader for 18 years, co-writing 30 songs with him. Played one of the greatest guitar solos, in 1977’s “I Was Only Joking.” Much more than a great conversation, this was a Masterclass in guitar playing, getting along with people, and being a music director!

Jim spent over an hour reeling off one cool story after another, including how he got the gig with Rod Stewart… jamming with Frank Zappa, Howlin’ Wolf, Hubert Sumlin’, Ron Wood, Kenny Jones & Rod… drunk Joe Cocker late night in the recording studio… building tension in a song, and SO much more. INCREDIBLY cool & upbeat:

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