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

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton
30 March 1945, British
 

Eddie Van HalenEddie Van Halen
26 January 1955, Dutch, American
Guitarist

Frank Vincent ZappaFrank Vincent Zappa
21 December 1940, American
American musician
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
11 June 1959, British
Actor

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

SlashSlash
23 July 1965, British, American
Musician
Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946, British
Singer-songwriter

Benji MaddenBenji Madden
11 March 1979, American
Guitarist
Jimmy PageJimmy Page
09 January 1944, British
Musician

Ross LynchRoss Lynch
29 December 1995, American
Singer

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941, American
Singer

Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943, British
Musician

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958, American
Musician, Songwriter
Miranda LambertMiranda Lambert
10 November 1983, American
Singer-Songwriter

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

Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948, British
Singer-songwriter

Chuck BerryChuck Berry
18 October 1926, American
Guitarist
Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937, American
Singers

Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Brian JonesBrian Jones
28 February 1942, British
Founder of the Rolling Stones

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

Lindsey BuckinghamLindsey Buckingham
03 October 1949, American
Singer, Musician
Iggy PopIggy Pop
21 April 1947, American
Singer

Jack WhiteJack White
09 July 1975, American
Singer, Guitarist
Roger TaylorRoger Taylor
26 July 1949, British
Musician

Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
08 May 1911, American
Singer

Angus YoungAngus Young
31 March 1955, Australian, Scottish
Co-founder & Lead Guitarist of the Hard Rock Band,
James HetfieldJames Hetfield
03 August 1963, American
Musician, Songwriter

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Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964, American
Musician
Billy Joe ArmstrongBillie Joe Armstrong
17 February 1972, American
Singer, Musician, Guitarist

Niall HoranNiall Horan
13 September 1993, Irish
Singer

Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia
01 August 1942, American
Musician

Sheryl CrowSheryl Crow
11 February 1962, American
Musician, Singer-songwriter
Chris PérezChris Pérez
14 August 1969, American
Guitarist
Rick RubinRick Rubin
10 March 1963, American
Record Producer

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

Nick CaveNick Cave
22 September 1957, Australian
Singer-songwriter

Gregg AllmanGregg Allman
08 December 1947, American
Singer, Guitarist
Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952, British
Singer, Guitarist

Johnny McDaidJohnny McDaid
24 July 1976, Northern Irish
Singer

Giorgio MoroderGiorgio Moroder
26 April 1940, Italian
Singer

Mick MarsMick Mars
04 May 1951, American
Musician

Glen CampbellGlen Campbell
22 April 1936, American
Singer
Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945, American
American singer-songwriter

Pete TownshendPete Townshend
19 May 1945, British
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Serj TankianSerj Tankian
21 August 1967, Lebanese, American
Singer-songwriter

David MustaineDavid Mustaine
13 September 1961, American
American musician

Malcolm YoungMalcolm Young
06 January 1953, Australian
Musician
Merle HaggardMerle Haggard
06 April 1937, American
 

Cliff BurtonCliff Burton
10 February 1962, American
Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band
B.B. KingB.B. King
16 September 1925, American
Singer-songwriter

Peter FramptonPeter Frampton
22 April 1950, American
Guitarist

Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood
12 May 1948, British
Musician

Carlos SantanaCarlos Santana
20 July 1947, American
 

Paul StanleyPaul Stanley
20 January 1952, American
Singer-songwriter
Mike ShinodaMike Shinoda
11 February 1977, American
Musician, Record Producer & Artist

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947, British
Musician & Songwriter

Darius RuckerDarius Rucker
13 May 1966, American
Singer, Guitarist

Billy CorganBilly Corgan
17 March 1967, American
Musician
Robert SmithRobert Smith
21 April 1959, British
Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist

Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett
25 December 1946, American
Musician
Joey RamoneJoey Ramone
19 May 1951, American
Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones

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

Steve VaiSteve Vai
06 June 1960, American
Guitarist, Songwriter
Michael StipeMichael Stipe
04 January 1960, American
Singer-lyricist

Chrissie HyndeChrissie Hynde
07 September 1951, American
Musician
Muddy WatersMuddy Waters
04 April 1913, American
Musician

EuronymousEuronymous
22 March 1968, Norwegian
Guitarist

Kirk HammettKirk Hammett
18 November 1962, American
American musician
Chris DaughtryChris Daughtry
26 December 1979, American
Vocalist, Guitarist

Peter ToshPeter Tosh
19 October 1944, Jamaican
Reggae Musician
Steve EarleSteve Earle
17 January 1955, American
Musician, Singer-songwriter

Brad Douglas PaisleyBrad Douglas Paisley
28 October 1972, American
American singer-songwriter

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

Peter GreenPeter Green
29 October 1946, British
Musician & Songwriter
Warren ZevonWarren Zevon
24 January 1947, American
Rock Singer-songwriter
Dave MatthewsDave Matthews
09 January 1967, American, South African
Lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews

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

Bradley NowellBradley Nowell
22 February 1968, American
Musician

John EntwistleJohn Entwistle
09 October 1944, British
Guitarist
Billy WestBilly West
16 April 1952, American
Actor

Robbie RobertsonRobbie Robertson
05 July 1943, Canadian
Guitarist

Sturgill SimpsonSturgill Simpson
08 June 1978, American
Musician

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

Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield
03 June 1942, American
Singer, Guitarist
Ace FrehleyAce Frehley
27 April 1951, American
Musician, Songwriter

Dexter HollandDexter Holland
29 December 1965, American
Musician
Sarah McLachlanSarah McLachlan
28 January 1968, Canadian
Singer-songwriter

Jonathan DavisJonathan Davis
18 January 1971, American
Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, Actor
Trace AdkinsTrace Adkins
13 January 1962, American
Singer, Actor
Bonnie RaittBonnie Raitt
08 November 1949, American
Singer