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

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

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964, American
Musician
Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948, British
Singer-songwriter

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

Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941, American
Singer, Songwriter
Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943, British
Musician

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941, American
Singer
Hunter HaysHunter Hayes
09 September 1991, American
Country Singer, Musician

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

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

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

Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge
29 May 1961, American
Singer-songwriter
Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946, British
Singer-songwriter

Chuck BerryChuck Berry
18 October 1926, American
Guitarist

Benji MaddenBenji Madden
11 March 1979, American
Guitarist

Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Niall HoranNiall Horan
13 September 1993, Irish
Singer

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947, British
Musician & Songwriter
Jimmy PageJimmy Page
09 January 1944, British
Musician

Glenn FreyGlenn Frey
06 November 1948, American
Songwriter

Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
08 May 1911, American
Singer
Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937, American
Singers

Brian JonesBrian Jones
28 February 1942, British
Founder of the Rolling Stones
Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958, American
Musician, Songwriter

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

Iggy PopIggy Pop
21 April 1947, American
Singer
B.B. KingB.B. King
16 September 1925, American
Singer-songwriter

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Rick RubinRick Rubin
10 March 1963, American
Record Producer
Robbie RobertsonRobbie Robertson
05 July 1943, Canadian
Guitarist

Merle HaggardMerle Haggard
06 April 1937, American
 

Lindsey BuckinghamLindsey Buckingham
03 October 1949, American
Singer, Musician

Muddy WatersMuddy Waters
04 April 1913, American
Musician
Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia
01 August 1942, American
Musician
James HetfieldJames Hetfield
03 August 1963, American
Musician, Songwriter

Jack WhiteJack White
09 July 1975, American
Singer, Guitarist

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

Carlos SantanaCarlos Santana
20 July 1947, American
 
Glen CampbellGlen Campbell
22 April 1936, American
Singer

Nick CaveNick Cave
22 September 1957, Australian
Singer-songwriter

Gregg AllmanGregg Allman
08 December 1947, American
Singer, Guitarist

Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood
12 May 1948, British
Musician

Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett
25 December 1946, American
Musician
Sarah McLachlanSarah McLachlan
28 January 1968, Canadian
Singer-songwriter

Chris PérezChris Pérez
14 August 1969, American
Guitarist
Ross LynchRoss Lynch
29 December 1995, American
Singer

Trace AdkinsTrace Adkins
13 January 1962, American
Singer, Actor

Angus YoungAngus Young
31 March 1955, Australian, Scottish
Co-founder & Lead Guitarist of the Hard Rock Band,
Johnny McDaidJohnny McDaid
24 July 1976, Northern Irish
Singer

Michael StipeMichael Stipe
04 January 1960, American
Singer-lyricist
Mick MarsMick Mars
04 May 1951, American
Musician

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

Darius RuckerDarius Rucker
13 May 1966, American
Singer, Guitarist

Billy CorganBilly Corgan
17 March 1967, American
Musician

Dave MatthewsDave Matthews
09 January 1967, American, South African
Lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews
Chris DaughtryChris Daughtry
26 December 1979, American
Vocalist, Guitarist

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

Peter FramptonPeter Frampton
22 April 1950, American
Guitarist

Serj TankianSerj Tankian
21 August 1967, Lebanese, American
Singer-songwriter
Sturgill SimpsonSturgill Simpson
08 June 1978, American
Musician

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952, British
Singer, Guitarist
Chrissie HyndeChrissie Hynde
07 September 1951, American
Musician

Bonnie RaittBonnie Raitt
08 November 1949, American
Singer

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

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

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

Lita FordLita Ford
19 September 1958, American
Singer, Musician, Guitarist
Kirk HammettKirk Hammett
18 November 1962, American
American musician

Cliff BurtonCliff Burton
10 February 1962, American
Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band
Warren ZevonWarren Zevon
24 January 1947, American
Rock Singer-songwriter

Wendy MelvoinWendy Melvoin
26 January 1964, American
Guitarist

Malcolm YoungMalcolm Young
06 January 1953, Australian
Musician

Mick TaylorMick Taylor
17 January 1949, British
Musician
Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958, British
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
John EntwistleJohn Entwistle
09 October 1944, British
Guitarist

Ace FrehleyAce Frehley
27 April 1951, American
Musician, Songwriter

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

EuronymousEuronymous
22 March 1968, Norwegian
Guitarist
Bradley NowellBradley Nowell
22 February 1968, American
Musician

Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield
03 June 1942, American
Singer, Guitarist

Giorgio MoroderGiorgio Moroder
26 April 1940, Italian
Singer

Django ReinhardtDjango Reinhardt
23 January 1910, French
Musician

Neil FinnNeil Finn
27 May 1958, New Zealander
Musician
John OatesJohn Oates
07 April 1948, American
Guitarist

Aimee MannAimee Mann
08 September 1960, American
Alternative Artist
Jonathan DavisJonathan Davis
18 January 1971, American
Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, Actor

Keith WhitleyKeith Whitley
01 July 1955, American
Singer
Peter ToshPeter Tosh
19 October 1944, Jamaican
Reggae Musician
Dexter HollandDexter Holland
29 December 1965, American
Musician