I saw Sir Elton John in concert a few weeks ago and it got me wondering:
His band is so frikkin good, I’m thinking anyone who would play with such a big name must be trained, able to read music, and have a strong knowledge of theory etc.
This is my assumption.
Am I correct to assume the above or are there musician’s out there who are self-taught, can’t read a note, don’t understand theory, and yet they are hugely successful on their own, or they play in a band for someone really famous.
I’d be curious to know some examples of really famous (current and past) musician’s who made it big on natural talent alone, and yet couldn’t read music or have the most basic understanding of music theory.