- About Rainer Ptacek
Full name: Rainer Ptacek
Also known as: Rainer Ptacek, Ptacek, Rainer
- Rainer Ptacek Death information
Died: Wednesday, 12th of November, 1997 (Age: 46)
- Rainer Ptacek Biography
Rainer Ptacek (a.k.a. Rainer) (June 7, 1951 – November 12, 1997) was a Tucson, Arizona based guitarist and singer-songwriter. His guitar technique, which incorporated slide, finger-picking, tape loops and electronic manipulation, earned him admiration of some notable musicians such as Robert Plant and Billy Gibbons. A tribute album to Ptacek, The Inner Flame, included contributions by Plant, Jimmy Page, PJ Harvey, Emmylou Harris and others, and was indicative of his reputation as a "musician's musician". He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in early 1996 and died nearly two years later after the illness recurred.
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