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

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940, British
Musician

Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Merle HaggardMerle Haggard
06 April 1937, American
 
B.B. KingB.B. King
16 September 1925, American
Singer-songwriter

Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937, American
Singers

Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941, American
Singer, Songwriter

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

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958, American
Musician, Songwriter
Iggy PopIggy Pop
21 April 1947, American
Singer

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

Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948, British
Singer-songwriter
Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943, British
 
Benji MaddenBenji Madden
11 March 1979, American
Guitarist

Jack WhiteJack White
09 July 1975, American
Singer, Guitarist

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946, British
Singer-songwriter
Lindsey BuckinghamLindsey Buckingham
03 October 1949, American
Singer, Musician

Jeff BuckleyJeff Buckley
17 November 1966, American
Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist
Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941, American
Singer, Songwriter

Nick CaveNick Cave
22 September 1957, Australian
Singer-songwriter

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

Jimmy PageJimmy Page
09 January 1944, British
Musician
Glenn FreyGlenn Frey
06 November 1948, American
Singer, Songwriter, Actor
Johnny McDaidJohnny McDaid
24 July 1976, Northern Irish
Singer

Carlos SantanaCarlos Santana
20 July 1947, American
 

Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia
01 August 1942, American
Musician

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964, American
Musician
Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945, American
American singer-songwriter

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Mick MarsMick Mars
04 May 1951, American
Musician

Chuck BerryChuck Berry
18 October 1926, American
Guitarist

Brian JonesBrian Jones
28 February 1942, British
Founder of the Rolling Stones

Peter FramptonPeter Frampton
22 April 1950, American
Guitarist
Niall HoranNiall Horan
13 September 1993, Irish
Singer

Glen CampbellGlen Campbell
22 April 1936, American
Singer
Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood
12 May 1948, British
Musician

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

Rick RubinRick Rubin
10 March 1963, American
Record Producer
Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
08 May 1911, American
Musician, Songwriter

Darius RuckerDarius Rucker
13 May 1966, American
Singer, Guitarist
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,

Trace AdkinsTrace Adkins
13 January 1962, American
Singer, Actor

Gregg AllmanGregg Allman
08 December 1947, American
Singer, Guitarist

Cliff BurtonCliff Burton
10 February 1962, American
Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band
Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947, British
Musician & Songwriter

Billy CorganBilly Corgan
17 March 1967, American
Musician

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

EuronymousEuronymous
22 March 1968, Norwegian
Guitarist
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
Kirk HammettKirk Hammett
18 November 1962, American
American musician

Robbie RobertsonRobbie Robertson
05 July 1943, Canadian
Guitarist

Paul StanleyPaul Stanley
20 January 1952, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter and Painter
Bradley NowellBradley Nowell
22 February 1968, American
Musician

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

Sturgill SimpsonSturgill Simpson
08 June 1978, American
Musician

Michael StipeMichael Stipe
04 January 1960, American
Singer-lyricist
Mike ShinodaMike Shinoda
11 February 1977, American
Musician, Record Producer & Artist

Chrissie HyndeChrissie Hynde
07 September 1951, American
Musician
Serj TankianSerj Tankian
21 August 1967, Lebanese, American
Singer-songwriter

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

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

Muddy WatersMuddy Waters
04 April 1913, American
Musician
Malcolm YoungMalcolm Young
06 January 1953, Australian
Musician
Steve VaiSteve Vai
06 June 1960, American
Guitarist, Songwriter

Joey RamoneJoey Ramone
19 May 1951, American
Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones

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

Steve ClarkSteve Clark
23 April 1960, British
Musician
Adam GranducielAdam Granduciel
15 February 1979, American
Guitarist

Bonnie RaittBonnie Raitt
08 November 1949, American
Singer

Ace FrehleyAce Frehley
27 April 1951, American
Musician, Songwriter

Lita FordLita Ford
19 September 1958, American
Singer, Musician, Guitarist

Steve EarleSteve Earle
17 January 1955, American
Musician, Singer-songwriter
Keith WhitleyKeith Whitley
01 July 1955, American
Singer

Aimee MannAimee Mann
08 September 1960, American
Alternative Artist
John OatesJohn Oates
07 April 1948, American
Guitarist

Dexter HollandDexter Holland
29 December 1965, American
Musician

Giorgio MoroderGiorgio Moroder
26 April 1940, Italian
Singer
Neil FinnNeil Finn
27 May 1958, New Zealander
Musician

Django ReinhardtDjango Reinhardt
23 January 1910, French
Musician
Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield
03 June 1942, American
Singer, Guitarist

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

John SebastianJohn Sebastian
17 March 1944, American
Singer-songwriter

Dee Dee RamoneDee Dee Ramone
18 September 1951, American
Musician
Buddy GuyBuddy Guy
30 July 1936, American
 

Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge
29 May 1961, American
Singer-songwriter
Mick TaylorMick Taylor
17 January 1949, British
Musician

Chris DaughtryChris Daughtry
26 December 1979, American
Vocalist, Guitarist
Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958, British
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Shawnee SmithShawnee Smith
03 July 1969, American
Actress
Peter ToshPeter Tosh
19 October 1944, Jamaican
Reggae Musician