Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Guitarists, including David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Keith Richards and Ringo Starr.
Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958, American
Musician, Songwriter
Mick MarsMick Mars
04 May 1951, American
Musician

David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947, British
Singer

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967, American
Singer, Songwriter

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942, American
Singer & Musician

Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
08 May 1911, American
Musician, Songwriter
Glenn FreyGlenn Frey
06 November 1948, American
Singer, Songwriter, Actor

Sheryl CrowSheryl Crow
11 February 1962, American
Musician, Singer-songwriter

Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943, British
 

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941, American
Singer, Songwriter
Keith UrbanKeith Urban
26 October 1967, Australian, New Zealander, American
Musician

Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941, American
Singer, Songwriter
James HetfieldJames Hetfield
03 August 1963, American
Musician, Songwriter

Ross LynchRoss Lynch
29 December 1995, American
Singer

Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948, British
Singer-songwriter
Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946, British
Singer-songwriter

Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Jack WhiteJack White
09 July 1975, American
Singer, Guitarist

Jimmy PageJimmy Page
09 January 1944, British
Musician

Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937, American
Singers
Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945, American
American singer-songwriter
Brian JonesBrian Jones
28 February 1942, British
Founder of the Rolling Stones

Lindsey BuckinghamLindsey Buckingham
03 October 1949, American
Singer, Musician

Iggy PopIggy Pop
21 April 1947, American
Singer

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964, American
Musician
Benji MaddenBenji Madden
11 March 1979, American
Guitarist
Jeff BuckleyJeff Buckley
17 November 1966, American
Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist

Chuck BerryChuck Berry
18 October 1926, American
Guitarist

Carlos SantanaCarlos Santana
20 July 1947, American
 

Niall HoranNiall Horan
13 September 1993, Irish
Singer
Darius RuckerDarius Rucker
13 May 1966, American
Singer, Guitarist

Billy Joe ArmstrongBillie Joe Armstrong
17 February 1972, American
Singer, Musician, Guitarist

Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia
01 August 1942, American
Musician

Nick CaveNick Cave
22 September 1957, Australian
Singer-songwriter

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Peter FramptonPeter Frampton
22 April 1950, American
Guitarist
Johnny McDaidJohnny McDaid
24 July 1976, Northern Irish
Singer

Sarah McLachlanSarah McLachlan
28 January 1968, Canadian
Singer-songwriter
Paul StanleyPaul Stanley
20 January 1952, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter and Painter

Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett
25 December 1946, American
Musician

Angus YoungAngus Young
31 March 1955, Australian, Scottish
Co-founder & Lead Guitarist of the Hard Rock Band,
Pete TownshendPete Townshend
19 May 1945, British
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer

Gregg AllmanGregg Allman
08 December 1947, American
Singer, Guitarist
Calvin HarrisCalvin Harris
17 January 1984, Scottish
Disc Jockey, Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter

Merle HaggardMerle Haggard
06 April 1937, American
 

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947, British
Musician & Songwriter

Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood
12 May 1948, British
Musician

Glen CampbellGlen Campbell
22 April 1936, American
Singer
Rick RubinRick Rubin
10 March 1963, American
Record Producer

Billy CorganBilly Corgan
17 March 1967, American
Musician

B.B. KingB.B. King
16 September 1925, American
Singer-songwriter

Kirk HammettKirk Hammett
18 November 1962, American
American musician
Bradley NowellBradley Nowell
22 February 1968, American
Musician

Serj TankianSerj Tankian
21 August 1967, Lebanese, American
Singer-songwriter
Malcolm YoungMalcolm Young
06 January 1953, Australian
Musician

Chrissie HyndeChrissie Hynde
07 September 1951, American
Musician

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952, British
Singer, Guitarist
Cliff BurtonCliff Burton
10 February 1962, American
Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band

Dave MatthewsDave Matthews
09 January 1967, American, South African
Lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews
EuronymousEuronymous
22 March 1968, Norwegian
Guitarist

Bill WithersBill Withers
04 July 1938, American
American singer-songwriter

Michael StipeMichael Stipe
04 January 1960, American
Singer-lyricist
Muddy WatersMuddy Waters
04 April 1913, American
Musician

Mike ShinodaMike Shinoda
11 February 1977, American
Musician, Record Producer & Artist
Joey RamoneJoey Ramone
19 May 1951, American
Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones

Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge
29 May 1961, American
Singer-songwriter

Ace FrehleyAce Frehley
27 April 1951, American
Musician, Songwriter

Bonnie RaittBonnie Raitt
08 November 1949, American
Singer
Steve ClarkSteve Clark
23 April 1960, British
Musician
Steve EarleSteve Earle
17 January 1955, American
Musician, Singer-songwriter

Adam GranducielAdam Granduciel
15 February 1979, American
Guitarist

Steve VaiSteve Vai
06 June 1960, American
Guitarist, Songwriter

Warren ZevonWarren Zevon
24 January 1947, American
Rock Singer-songwriter
Lita FordLita Ford
19 September 1958, American
Singer, Musician, Guitarist

Giorgio MoroderGiorgio Moroder
26 April 1940, Italian
Singer

Mick TaylorMick Taylor
17 January 1949, British
Musician

Jonathan DavisJonathan Davis
18 January 1971, American
Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, Actor

Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958, British
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield
03 June 1942, American
Singer, Guitarist

Robbie RobertsonRobbie Robertson
05 July 1943, Canadian
Guitarist
Patti ScialfaPatti Scialfa
29 July 1953, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Trace AdkinsTrace Adkins
13 January 1962, American
Singer, Actor

Neil FinnNeil Finn
27 May 1958, New Zealander
Musician
Django ReinhardtDjango Reinhardt
23 January 1910, French
Musician

Aimee MannAimee Mann
08 September 1960, American
Alternative Artist
Buddy GuyBuddy Guy
30 July 1936, American
 

Shawnee SmithShawnee Smith
03 July 1969, American
Actress

Tito JacksonTito Jackson
15 October 1953, American
Guitarist

Chris DaughtryChris Daughtry
26 December 1979, American
Vocalist, Guitarist
John OatesJohn Oates
07 April 1948, American
Guitarist

Peter ToshPeter Tosh
19 October 1944, Jamaican
Reggae Musician
Hillel SlovakHillel Slovak
13 April 1962, American
Musician, Songwriter

Tina WeymouthTina Weymouth
22 November 1950, American
Musician

Coyote ShiversCoyote Shivers
24 September 1965, Canadian
Actor

Hunter HaysHunter Hayes
09 September 1991, American
Country Singer, Musician
Pat MethenyPat Metheny
12 August 1954, American
Guitarist