There’s been a meme going around on Facebook where you share 10 albums that deeply impacted you. So I thought It would be fun to share which albums impacted me and have you share which albums impacted you on this blog. I limited my 10 albums to only guitarists/bands that were my big early influencers up to when I was 21 years old. You can share any 10 that influenced you in any way but keep it up to no latter then when you were age 21. Bands with your favorite guitarists in it that influenced you are fine.   Let’s do this:

1) Chet Atkins-The Best of Chet Atkins

2) Joe Pass-Virtuoso

3) Chuck Berry-Golden Decade

4) Larry Carlton-Larry Carlton

5) B.B. King-Live at the Regal

6) Jeff Beck-Blow by Blow

7) Led Zeppelin-I-IV

8) Eric Clapton-Fresh Cream

9) Beatles-Revolver

10) Jimi Hendrix-Are You Experienced


There are so many great players and bands…I could easily keep going but now it’s your turn to have some fun.  I look forward to seeing your favorites in the comments section below!


  • Kathy says:

    I’m a big Joni Mitchell fan and I Love ABBA and Air Supply. Doris Day is also an oldie but goodie…,

    • Anthony Rufo says:

      Yes Kathy, Joni Mitchell is amazing! I love the work she did with Pat Metheny and Jaco Pastorious. ABBA and Air Supply are timeless with tons of hits all around the world. Doris Day dates back a bit but I’m very appreciative of your comments-Thanks for taking part in this fun Top 10 Blog:)

  • Rosie says:

    Linda Ronstadt, Pat Benitar, Olivia Newton John, John Denver, Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, Chicago, Beach Boys,DanFogelberg, Seals & Croft, ABBA, Bread, Glen Miller Band (my Dad played), Marvin Gaye, Elton John, Temptations, Jim Croce, Cher, Simon & Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac, BeeGees, Hall &Oates, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, Billy Joel, Queen, Supremes, Monkees, Rolling Stones

  • THOMAS RUFO says:

    Anthony Rufo – Makin Waves
    Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
    Beatles – White Album, Abbey Road, Revolver
    Four Seasons – Rag Doll
    Prince – Purple Rain
    Alanis Morisette – Jagged Little Pill
    Yes – Close to the Edge, Going for the One
    Michael Franks – Sleeping Gypsy
    Pat Metheney – Still Life Talking
    Pink Floyd – Wish you were here

  • Linda Elphick says:

    My to 10 favorites are Elton John, Air Supply, Jim Croce, Eagles, John Denver, Jackson Brown, Christopher Cross, Crosby Still Nash and Young, Bill Withers, America

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