Steve Howe turned 65 yesterday, born April 8, 1947, in London, England.

He's well-respected for his fine guitar chops in Yes, Asia, and other bands, as well as his solo work.

Listening to Howe it's plain to see he's not without classical and jazz and even country influences, and was voted "Best Overall Guitarist" in Guitar Player magazine 5 years in a row (1977-1981), as well as inducted into Guitar Player's "Gallery of Greats" in 1981.

Clearly, Steve needs no other instrument to beautifully and expertly fill the concert hall with an explosion of finely crafted musical expression...

(p.s. I love the comment underneath the youtube video: "Elrond playing a couple of songs to encourage the Fellowship to destroy the Ring! =D"  lol)