Dave Davies doesn’t qualify. He’s not Keith but he was there at the beginning, there’s the whole knife-in-the-amplifier thing, and the whole brother-hate bit. Again, argue away.
Here’s a choice for the archetypal rock & roll sidekick – Richie Sambora. Would anyone know who he is if not for Bon Jovi? And yet he is rich and well-known and I don’t think you can chalk it up to the T.J. Hooker Effect (see: Heather Locklear).
I could put up a video of Sambora with or without Bon Jovi but what would be the point? The nature of the sidekick argues against it.
Which raise the questions, “Is a sidekick good? Necessary? A bad idea? Does rock & roll need a Robin or Dr. Watson?”
I’m interested in your input. What’s your definition? Who else qualifies? Who doesn’t?
I could only think of 4 more that fit my definition but I’ll hold them back for now.
What do you think?