The Cars- Finger tapping in 1978- Live

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  1. ptate

    ptate V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Did Eddie Van Halen really (allegedly) "invent" this technique?

    I watched The Cars live on "Rock Goes to College" last night and the guitarist, Elliot Easton, was finger tapping ala Eddie on an (I assume) early seventies Wine Red Les Paul.

    I've looked at YouTube and can find all the other tracks apart from that one........Argh..!!

    Anyone know whether EVH/ Elliot knew of each other and who came first with the technique?
     
  2. johnreardon

    johnreardon Senior Member

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    Elliot is a member on the other place, so why not ask him
     
  3. ptate

    ptate V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Cheers. Cool.

    I can see an argument brewing............
     

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