Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Guitarists, including David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Keith Richards and Ringo Starr.
Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian
Actor
Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935, American
Singer

PrincePrince
07 June 1958, American
African-American Singer

David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947, British
Singer-songwriter

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967, American
Singer-songwriter & Musician

John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940, British
Singer-songwriter & Musician
George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943, British
Musician & Singer

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942, American
Singer & Musician

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton
30 March 1945, British
Singer, Musician
Chris PérezChris Pérez
14 August 1969, American
Guitarist

Willie NelsonWillie Nelson
29 April 1933, American
Musician, Activist
Sinead O’ConnorSinead O’Connor
08 December 1966, Irish
Singer-songwriter

Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell
07 November 1943, Canadian
Singer-songwriter

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
23 September 1949, American
Singer-songwriter

Neil YoungNeil Young
12 November 1945, Canadian
Singer-Songwriter

Johnny McDaidJohnny McDaid
24 July 1976, Northern Irish
Singer
Brian MayBrian May
19 July 1947, British
Musician

Frank Vincent ZappaFrank Vincent Zappa
21 December 1940, American
American musician

Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958, British
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941, American
Musician
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
11 June 1959, British
Actor

Eddie Van HalenEddie Van Halen
26 January 1955, Dutch, American
Guitarist
Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946, British
Singer-songwriter

Lindsey BuckinghamLindsey Buckingham
03 October 1949, American
Singer, Musician

Jon Bon JoviJon Bon Jovi
02 March 1962, American
 
Sheryl CrowSheryl Crow
11 February 1962, American
Musician, Singer-songwriter

Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943, British
Musician
Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948, British
Singer-songwriter

SlashSlash
23 July 1965, British, American
Musician

Jimmy PageJimmy Page
09 January 1944, British
Musician, Record Producer
Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958, American
Musician, Songwriter

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Billy Joe ArmstrongBillie Joe Armstrong
17 February 1972, American
Singer, Musician, Guitarist
Buddy HollyBuddy Holly
07 September 1936, American
Singer-songwriter

Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Benji MaddenBenji Madden
11 March 1979, American
Guitarist

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964, American
Musician & Singer
Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937, American
Singers
Brian JonesBrian Jones
28 February 1942, British
Founder of the Rolling Stones

Iggy PopIggy Pop
21 April 1947, American
Singer

Roger TaylorRoger Taylor
26 July 1949, British
Musician

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

Lou ReedLou Reed
02 March 1942, American
Musician, Singer

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

James TaylorJames Taylor
12 March 1948, American
Singer

Joey RamoneJoey Ramone
19 May 1951, American
Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones
Chuck BerryChuck Berry
18 October 1926, American
Singer-songwriter & Guitarist

Niall HoranNiall Horan
13 September 1993, Irish
Singer
Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia
01 August 1942, American
Musician

James HetfieldJames Hetfield
03 August 1963, American
Musician, Songwriter

Miranda LambertMiranda Lambert
10 November 1983, American
Singer-Songwriter
Jackson BrowneJackson Browne
09 October 1948, German, American
Singer-songwriter

Gregg AllmanGregg Allman
08 December 1947, American
Singer, Guitarist
Paul StanleyPaul Stanley
20 January 1952, American
Singer-songwriter & Musician

Angus YoungAngus Young
31 March 1955, Australian, Scottish
Co-founder & Lead Guitarist of the Hard Rock Band,

Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946, American
Singer & Musician

Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician

Jack WhiteJack White
09 July 1975, American
Singer, Guitarist
Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett
25 December 1946, American
Musician

Pete TownshendPete Townshend
19 May 1945, British
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer

Michael StipeMichael Stipe
04 January 1960, American
Singer-lyricist

Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
08 May 1911, American
Singer
Glen CampbellGlen Campbell
22 April 1936, American
Singer

Nick CaveNick Cave
22 September 1957, Australian
Singer-songwriter
David MustaineDavid Mustaine
13 September 1961, American
American musician

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947, British
Musician & Songwriter

Mick MarsMick Mars
04 May 1951, American
Musician
Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood
12 May 1948, British
Musician

Rick RubinRick Rubin
10 March 1963, American
Record Producer
Adam DuritzAdam Duritz
01 August 1964, American
Singer

Peter FramptonPeter Frampton
22 April 1950, American
Musician & Singer

Ace FrehleyAce Frehley
27 April 1951, American
Musician, Songwriter
Bradley NowellBradley Nowell
22 February 1968, American
Musician

Merle HaggardMerle Haggard
06 April 1937, American
 
Carlos SantanaCarlos Santana
20 July 1947, American
 

Mike ShinodaMike Shinoda
11 February 1977, American
Musician, Record Producer & Artist

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

Billy CorganBilly Corgan
17 March 1967, American
Musician
Robert SmithRobert Smith
21 April 1959, British
Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist
Calvin HarrisCalvin Harris
17 January 1984, Scottish
Disc Jockey, Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter

Darius RuckerDarius Rucker
13 May 1966, American
Singer, Guitarist

Peter GreenPeter Green
29 October 1946, British
Musician & Songwriter

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

Cliff BurtonCliff Burton
10 February 1962, American
Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band

Malcolm YoungMalcolm Young
06 January 1953, Australian
Musician

Chrissie HyndeChrissie Hynde
07 September 1951, American
Musician

Brandon Charles BoydBrandon Charles Boyd
15 February 1976, American
Singer
Robbie RobertsonRobbie Robertson
05 July 1943, Canadian
Guitarist, Producer

Bill WithersBill Withers
04 July 1938, American
American singer-songwriter
Dexter HollandDexter Holland
29 December 1965, American
Musician

Woody GuthrieWoody Guthrie
14 July 1912, American
Singer-songwriter
Kirk HammettKirk Hammett
18 November 1962, American
American musician
Giorgio MoroderGiorgio Moroder
26 April 1940, Italian
Singer