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Coxon names favourite electric guitar players

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br /> Graham Coxon of Blur has identified Pete Townshend as one of the electric guitar players who has influenced him the most.

Speaking to BBC 6 Music, the Blur guitarist stated that Townshend "took flight" whenever he had a Les Paul in his hands.

The Who star was praised for having a "really good, aggressive style" and for being able to let his electric guitar wail.

Coxon also named Paul Weller of The Jam as a big influence on his playing and credited him with inspiring him to pick up a guitar for the first time.

"I still find myself doing Weller-isms when I'm playing the electric guitar," he commented.

Coxon added that Weller is a great, passionate and energetic performer who has a "great attitude" on stage.

The comments come shortly after he rejoined the other members of Blur at a series of successful reunion gigs, which included appearances at Hyde Park and the Glastonbury Festival.

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Posted on 3 Aug 2009 13:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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