Johnny Guitar Watson's ferocious "Space Guitar" of 1954 pioneered guitar feedback and reverb. Watson would later influence a subsequent generation of guitarists. His song "Gangster of Love" was first released on Keen Records in 1957. It did not appear in the charts at the time, but later became a hit in 1978 and identified as Watson's "most famous song".
Jimi Hendrix did a version of the tune...
Steve Miller made reference to it in '69
Then Steve Miller finally copped to where "his" tune really came from in this 1983 recording...Well, kinda .
YEP, ALL ROCK 'N ROLLERS ARE GANGSTERS OF LOVE!!!