Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Guitarists, including David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Keith Richards and Ringo Starr.
Eddie Van HalenEddie Van Halen
26 January 1955, Dutch, American
Guitarist
David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947, British
Singer

Chris PérezChris Pérez
14 August 1969, American
Guitarist

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

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985, British
Musician

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942, American
Singer & Musician
Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940, British
Musician

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

Jack WhiteJack White
09 July 1975, American
Singer, Guitarist
Angus YoungAngus Young
31 March 1955, Australian, Scottish
Co-founder & Lead Guitarist of the Hard Rock Band,

Lindsey BuckinghamLindsey Buckingham
03 October 1949, American
Singer, Musician
Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Keith UrbanKeith Urban
26 October 1967, Australian, New Zealander, American
Musician

Sinead O’ConnorSinead O’Connor
08 December 1966, Irish
Singer-songwriter

Alanis MorisetteAlanis Morisette
01 June 1974, Canadian
American-Canadian singer-songwriter

Benji MaddenBenji Madden
11 March 1979, American
Guitarist
Malcolm YoungMalcolm Young
06 January 1953, Australian
Musician

Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943, British
Musician

Jimmy PageJimmy Page
09 January 1944, British
Musician

Miranda LambertMiranda Lambert
10 November 1983, American
Singer-Songwriter
SlashSlash
23 July 1965, British, American
Musician

Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958, American
Musician, Songwriter

Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948, British
Singer-songwriter

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964, American
Musician
B.B. KingB.B. King
16 September 1925, American
Singer-songwriter

Glenn FreyGlenn Frey
06 November 1948, American
Songwriter
Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946, British
Singer-songwriter

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

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941, American
Singer
Chuck BerryChuck Berry
18 October 1926, American
Guitarist

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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

James HetfieldJames Hetfield
03 August 1963, American
Musician, Songwriter

Billy Joe ArmstrongBillie Joe Armstrong
17 February 1972, American
Singer, Musician, Guitarist
Patti ScialfaPatti Scialfa
29 July 1953, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Niall HoranNiall Horan
13 September 1993, Irish
Singer

Rick RubinRick Rubin
10 March 1963, American
Record Producer

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

Serj TankianSerj Tankian
21 August 1967, Lebanese, American
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl CrowSheryl Crow
11 February 1962, American
Musician, Singer-songwriter

Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia
01 August 1942, American
Musician

Peter FramptonPeter Frampton
22 April 1950, American
Guitarist

Glen CampbellGlen Campbell
22 April 1936, American
Singer

Mick MarsMick Mars
04 May 1951, American
Musician
Sturgill SimpsonSturgill Simpson
08 June 1978, American
Musician

Nick CaveNick Cave
22 September 1957, Australian
Singer-songwriter
Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
08 May 1911, American
Singer

Billy CorganBilly Corgan
17 March 1967, American
Musician

Devin RatrayDevin Ratray
11 January 1977, American
Actor
Johnny McDaidJohnny McDaid
24 July 1976, Northern Irish
Singer

Roger TaylorRoger Taylor
26 July 1949, British
Musician
Gregg AllmanGregg Allman
08 December 1947, American
Singer, Guitarist

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952, British
Singer, Guitarist

Darius RuckerDarius Rucker
13 May 1966, American
Singer, Guitarist

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

Carlos SantanaCarlos Santana
20 July 1947, American
 
David MustaineDavid Mustaine
13 September 1961, American
American musician

Robert SmithRobert Smith
21 April 1959, British
Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist

Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945, American
American singer-songwriter

Merle HaggardMerle Haggard
06 April 1937, American
 
Brad Douglas PaisleyBrad Douglas Paisley
28 October 1972, American
American singer-songwriter

Chrissie HyndeChrissie Hynde
07 September 1951, American
Musician
Michael StipeMichael Stipe
04 January 1960, American
Singer-lyricist

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947, British
Musician & Songwriter

Mike ShinodaMike Shinoda
11 February 1977, American
Musician, Record Producer & Artist
Ross LynchRoss Lynch
29 December 1995, American
Singer

Kirk HammettKirk Hammett
18 November 1962, American
American musician
Warren ZevonWarren Zevon
24 January 1947, American
Rock Singer-songwriter

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

Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett
25 December 1946, American
Musician
Peter GreenPeter Green
29 October 1946, British
Musician & Songwriter

Joey RamoneJoey Ramone
19 May 1951, American
Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones
Paul StanleyPaul Stanley
20 January 1952, American
Singer-songwriter

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

Steve VaiSteve Vai
06 June 1960, American
Guitarist, Songwriter

Calvin HarrisCalvin Harris
17 January 1984, Scottish
Disc Jockey, Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter
Dave MatthewsDave Matthews
09 January 1967, American, South African
Lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews
Robbie RobertsonRobbie Robertson
05 July 1943, Canadian
Guitarist

EuronymousEuronymous
22 March 1968, Norwegian
Guitarist

Chris DaughtryChris Daughtry
26 December 1979, American
Vocalist, Guitarist

Muddy WatersMuddy Waters
04 April 1913, American
Musician
John EntwistleJohn Entwistle
09 October 1944, British
Guitarist

Ace FrehleyAce Frehley
27 April 1951, American
Musician, Songwriter

Bonnie RaittBonnie Raitt
08 November 1949, American
Singer

Trace AdkinsTrace Adkins
13 January 1962, American
Singer, Actor

Steve EarleSteve Earle
17 January 1955, American
Musician, Singer-songwriter
Lita FordLita Ford
19 September 1958, American
Singer, Musician, Guitarist

Sarah McLachlanSarah McLachlan
28 January 1968, Canadian
Singer-songwriter
John OatesJohn Oates
07 April 1948, American
Guitarist

Giorgio MoroderGiorgio Moroder
26 April 1940, Italian
Singer
Jonathan DavisJonathan Davis
18 January 1971, American
Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, Actor
Tina WeymouthTina Weymouth
22 November 1950, American
Musician