View Full Version : Top 5 Rock Flautists

05-06-2007, 01:06 AM
1. Ian Anderson

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05-06-2007, 01:30 AM
:roll: :ROFL:

Somebody gets a rep point.

Hey does the recorder count? Bon Scott right? Wait a sec... add Freddie Mercury and Rob Halford. Okay that's four.

The Grift
05-06-2007, 01:50 AM
not exactly rock, but Ron Burgundy plays a mean jazz-fusion flute... and fusion is mostly just jazz rock. So he's kind of a rock flautist.

Devil Ledbetter
05-06-2007, 01:55 AM
Herbie Mann.

Oh, wait.:tongue

05-06-2007, 02:01 AM
Sir James Galway - well, he has done some covers of pop songs...

05-06-2007, 02:41 AM
Ian Anderson is awesome. Others are:

Peter Gabriel -- his flute gave early Genesis tunes much of their ethereal quality.

Burton Cummings -- his short 'n sweet solo on the original recording of She's Come Undone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4WavFz6H7U) was great, and even decades later (link), he can still pull it off.

Rolling Thunder
05-06-2007, 02:47 AM
I didn't know a rock could play a flute. Most of the ones I see just sorta...lay there....like...um, rocks. :Shrug:

Which begs the question: What is blacbird smoking and why isn't he sharing?

05-06-2007, 09:37 AM
How about these flutists?

Ray Thomas - The Moody Blues
Andrew Latimer - Camel
Thijs Van Leer - Focus
Florian Schneider - Kraftwerk
Peter Gabriel - Genesis

Anthony Ravenscroft
05-06-2007, 12:02 PM
Oh, come now -- after Thijs van Leer & Ian Anderson, it's Nancy Wilson.

05-06-2007, 01:08 PM
Does Zamfir, "Master of the Pan Flute," count?

05-06-2007, 01:14 PM
Wasn't there a flute solo in The Trogg's song "Wild Thing"?

Anthony Ravenscroft
05-06-2007, 10:40 PM
Wasn't there a flute solo in The Trogg's song "Wild Thing"?
It was ocarina. That's certainly how they played it when the Troggs appeared on the David Bowie episode of "Midnight Special."

05-07-2007, 01:26 AM
Uh.... Jethro Tull? or is that the name of the band? Okay, my bad. Ian Anderson played flute for Jethro tull and he is already mentioned.

05-07-2007, 02:05 AM

Is this a term related to groupies?

05-07-2007, 02:39 AM
Yeah, like a pianist pees a lot.