Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Guitarists, including David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Keith Richards and Ringo Starr.
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

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958, American
Musician, Songwriter

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

Glenn FreyGlenn Frey
06 November 1948, American
Singer, Songwriter, Actor
Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943, British
 

Mick MarsMick Mars
04 May 1951, American
Musician

Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941, American
Singer, Songwriter

Keith UrbanKeith Urban
26 October 1967, Australian, New Zealander, American
Musician
James HetfieldJames Hetfield
03 August 1963, American
Musician, Songwriter

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

Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948, British
Singer-songwriter

Benji MaddenBenji Madden
11 March 1979, American
Guitarist
Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Brian JonesBrian Jones
28 February 1942, British
Founder of the Rolling Stones
Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946, British
Singer-songwriter

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941, American
Singer, Songwriter

Jimmy PageJimmy Page
09 January 1944, British
Musician
Carlos SantanaCarlos Santana
20 July 1947, American
 

Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia
01 August 1942, American
Musician
Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937, American
Singers

Jeff BuckleyJeff Buckley
17 November 1966, American
Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964, American
Musician

Iggy PopIggy Pop
21 April 1947, American
Singer
Lindsey BuckinghamLindsey Buckingham
03 October 1949, American
Singer, Musician
Nick CaveNick Cave
22 September 1957, Australian
Singer-songwriter

Johnny McDaidJohnny McDaid
24 July 1976, Northern Irish
Singer

Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett
25 December 1946, American
Musician

Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
08 May 1911, American
Musician, Songwriter
Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945, American
American singer-songwriter

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

Chuck BerryChuck Berry
18 October 1926, American
Guitarist

Niall HoranNiall Horan
13 September 1993, Irish
Singer

Rick RubinRick Rubin
10 March 1963, American
Record Producer
Peter FramptonPeter Frampton
22 April 1950, American
Guitarist

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947, British
Musician & Songwriter
Angus YoungAngus Young
31 March 1955, Australian, Scottish
Co-founder & Lead Guitarist of the Hard Rock Band,

Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood
12 May 1948, British
Musician

Merle HaggardMerle Haggard
06 April 1937, American
 
Pete TownshendPete Townshend
19 May 1945, British
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer

Ross LynchRoss Lynch
29 December 1995, American
Singer
Sarah McLachlanSarah McLachlan
28 January 1968, Canadian
Singer-songwriter

Glen CampbellGlen Campbell
22 April 1936, American
Singer

Calvin HarrisCalvin Harris
17 January 1984, Scottish
Disc Jockey, Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter

Darius RuckerDarius Rucker
13 May 1966, American
Singer, Guitarist

Kirk HammettKirk Hammett
18 November 1962, American
American musician
Billy CorganBilly Corgan
17 March 1967, American
Musician

Gregg AllmanGregg Allman
08 December 1947, American
Singer, Guitarist

Paul StanleyPaul Stanley
20 January 1952, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter and Painter

B.B. KingB.B. King
16 September 1925, American
Singer-songwriter
Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952, British
Singer, Guitarist

Dave MatthewsDave Matthews
09 January 1967, American, South African
Lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews
Cliff BurtonCliff Burton
10 February 1962, American
Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band

Bradley NowellBradley Nowell
22 February 1968, American
Musician

EuronymousEuronymous
22 March 1968, Norwegian
Guitarist
Bill WithersBill Withers
04 July 1938, American
American singer-songwriter

Chrissie HyndeChrissie Hynde
07 September 1951, American
Musician
Mike ShinodaMike Shinoda
11 February 1977, American
Musician, Record Producer & Artist

Serj TankianSerj Tankian
21 August 1967, Lebanese, American
Singer-songwriter

Malcolm YoungMalcolm Young
06 January 1953, Australian
Musician
Muddy WatersMuddy Waters
04 April 1913, American
Musician

Michael StipeMichael Stipe
04 January 1960, American
Singer-lyricist
Jonathan DavisJonathan Davis
18 January 1971, American
Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, Actor

Steve VaiSteve Vai
06 June 1960, American
Guitarist, Songwriter

Ace FrehleyAce Frehley
27 April 1951, American
Musician, Songwriter

Joey RamoneJoey Ramone
19 May 1951, American
Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones
Steve ClarkSteve Clark
23 April 1960, British
Musician
Adam GranducielAdam Granduciel
15 February 1979, American
Guitarist

Robbie RobertsonRobbie Robertson
05 July 1943, Canadian
Guitarist

Warren ZevonWarren Zevon
24 January 1947, American
Rock Singer-songwriter

Lita FordLita Ford
19 September 1958, American
Singer, Musician, Guitarist
Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge
29 May 1961, American
Singer-songwriter

Bonnie RaittBonnie Raitt
08 November 1949, American
Singer

Mick TaylorMick Taylor
17 January 1949, British
Musician

Steve EarleSteve Earle
17 January 1955, American
Musician, Singer-songwriter

Keith WhitleyKeith Whitley
01 July 1955, American
Singer
Giorgio MoroderGiorgio Moroder
26 April 1940, Italian
Singer

Trace AdkinsTrace Adkins
13 January 1962, American
Singer, Actor
Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield
03 June 1942, American
Singer, Guitarist

Neil FinnNeil Finn
27 May 1958, New Zealander
Musician

John OatesJohn Oates
07 April 1948, American
Guitarist
Dexter HollandDexter Holland
29 December 1965, American
Musician

Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958, British
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Buddy GuyBuddy Guy
30 July 1936, American
 

Aimee MannAimee Mann
08 September 1960, American
Alternative Artist

Patti ScialfaPatti Scialfa
29 July 1953, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Dee Dee RamoneDee Dee Ramone
18 September 1951, American
Musician
Django ReinhardtDjango Reinhardt
23 January 1910, French
Musician

Shawnee SmithShawnee Smith
03 July 1969, American
Actress
Chris DaughtryChris Daughtry
26 December 1979, American
Vocalist, Guitarist

Tito JacksonTito Jackson
15 October 1953, American
Guitarist
Adam DuritzAdam Duritz
01 August 1964, American
Singer

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