received an email today from David Woodworth telling us about a new book
Leonard where he credits Scotty as a main influence and
inspiration. It was pretty cool and I thought I'd simply share the
email with everyone:
I am currently helping the publishers Northdown Publishing spread the word about the book The Twang Dynasty, the third book by Deke Leonard. This book is a highly guitaristís selection of the people he thinks are most significant guitarists of the last century. I was delighted to come across
ScottyMoore.net because he not only includes Scotty as his main influence and inspiration, but also includes a photo of himself meeting Scotty on the back cover (see the attached file).
Deke Leonard with Scotty and DJ
www.northdownpublishing.co.uk - publishers of the books of Deke Leonard of the legendary Welsh group Man, including the latest The Twang Dynasty which is an appraisal and celebration by a guitarist of his favourite guitarists, including a section on Scotty Moore, who he lists as his main influence.
I am sure you donít want to wade through a long email and so I will sign off now, but below
is a little information on Deke in case you are wondering who he is!
Best wishes David Woodworth
About Deke Leonard:
In his approx 50 years as a professional musician Deke Leonard was probably best known for his time with the band Man , who in the seventies were critically acclaimed for their what would have been English version of the Welsh Coast sound if they hadnít been Welsh.
His career highlights include:
Being applauded offstage by an audience consisting of just Jimi Hendrix
His seventies solo album Iceberg was a favourite of John Lennonís
Being thrown out of the Royal Albert Hall by Eric Clapton