He may not have invented it, but Cocker has got to be the Segovia of Air Guitar, bringing it out of the closet from the hands of the peasants, and onto concert stages around the world. He created a repertoire where none existed before, out ot thin air, if you will, and commissioned work by modern composers, or did awesome covers. His greatest goal, to have the major conservatories around the world get stoned and go to concerts, has been achieved beyond his wildest dreams, and continues to grow to this day. He's created the atmosphere for his art to fly and reach heights never comtemplated, in spite of the heavy headwinds of critics whose heads were in the clouds. He provided the oxygen for this art form to florish.
That should set off some responses. The gauntlet has been thrown, into the air and to the ground.
All this time I thought I was making music; it was making me.
2015 Steve Ganz "Solidarity"
1980 Dauphin D30
1962 Fender pre-CBS P-Bass
National Triolian Uke ca.1930
Almost as many fly rods as guitars