Interesting question addressed in this blog: Does Playing Your Own Instrument Lead To Greater Band Longevity?
The consideration of playing an instrument (or not playing one) has also led to many asking if vocalists and rappers are in fact “musicians.” A quick internet search will show many forums where this very question is hotly debated with many coming out on both sides of the equation.
Is it fair to compare the bands of the sixties (bands such as The Monkees with studio musicians such as Glen Campbell and Hal Blaine) with today's bands?
Thoughts on this blogger's points, anyone?
Also, what is your opinion: would Glen Campbell have enjoyed the same longevity as an artist without being a skilled guitar player?
See: http://beatosblog.com/does-playing-your ... longevity/