Peggy Jones’ playing style is highly influenced by Bo Diddley and the unique sound he tried creating using innovative technologies. Bo Diddley also taught Jones all about open tuning and how by tuning your guitar slightly away from your standard tuning, you can create a whole new range of sounds. Peggy’s distinctive sound has been created due to her experimental attitude towards new effects pedals and guitars, to create new and innovative sounds.
Peggy Jones has been an influence for many female rock artists, including The Cramp’s lead guitarist, Poison Ivy, in an interview with Guitar World, Ivy explains how ‘the powerful woman onstage playing rock ‘n’ roll and oozing sex and style’ made an impact in her life.
Peggy Jones was a pioneer and frontrunner for many other women and rock guitarists trying to be noticed in the rock ‘n’ roll scene. Being considered inspirational by many people, so much so, that she was even hailed as the Queen Mother of Guitar, lands her firmly in our series of Guitar Heroes.