Aquarius Guitarists

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Eddie Van Halen
(Guitarist and Keyboardist of the Rock Band Van Halen)
Eddie Van Halen
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Birthdate: January 26, 1955
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: October 6, 2020

Eddie Van Halen was an American songwriter and guitarist. The co-founder of the popular rock band Van Halen, Eddie is widely considered one of the greatest guitar players in the history of rock music. He is credited with popularizing the tapping technique, which is now used extensively by guitarists all over the world.

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Django Reinhardt
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Birthdate: January 23, 1910
Birthplace: Liberchies, Belgium
Died: May 16, 1953
Belgian-born Romani-French jazz musician Jean Reinhardt was better known by his nickname Django. Some of his most celebrated composition were Belleville and Swing '42. Though he died at 43, he influenced an entire generation of musicians, which led to annual Django Festivals, a film, and a biography.
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Billie Joe Armstrong
(Lead Vocalist, Songwriter and Guitarist of the Rock Band 'Green Day')
Billie Joe Armstrong
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Birthdate: February 17, 1972
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States

Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician and record producer. He is credited with co-founding and popularizing the rock band, Green Day. As a guitarist and vocalist, he has also contributed immensely to the success of the punk rock band Pinhead Gunpowder. In 1997, Armstrong founded Adeline Records to help support contemporary bands; the record company was closed in 2017.

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 4 
Taylor Hawkins
(Musician)
Taylor Hawkins
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Birthdate: February 17, 1972
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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Cliff Burton
(Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band Metallica.)
Cliff Burton
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Birthdate: February 10, 1962
Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, United States
Died: September 27, 1986

Cliff Burton was an American songwriter and musician. He was part of the famous heavy metal band Metallica as the bassist from 1982 until his death in 1986. He died in a bus crash when Metallica was touring in support of their third studio album. Regarded as one of the greatest bassists of all time, Burton remains an influential musician.

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Paul Stanley
(Co-Founder, Frontman, Rhythm Guitarist and Co-Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'Kiss')
Paul Stanley
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Birthdate: January 20, 1952
Birthplace: New York City, United States

Singer, songwriter, and painter, Paul Stanley is best known for being a co-founder of the rock band Kiss. A rhythm guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the band, he also wrote or co-wrote many of their hit songs. He has been ranked 18th on Hit Parader’s list of the Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time.

 7 
Creed Bratton
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Birthdate: February 8, 1943
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
 8 
Andrew Ridgeley
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician)
Andrew Ridgeley
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Birthdate: January 26, 1963
Birthplace: Windlesham
 9 
Questlove
(Musician)
Questlove
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Birthdate: January 20, 1971
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 10 
Peter Tork
(Musician)
Peter Tork
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Birthdate: February 13, 1942
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
 11 
Eva Cassidy
(Singer, Guitarist)
Eva Cassidy
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Birthdate: February 2, 1963
Birthplace: Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States
Died: November 2, 1996
 12 
Graham Nash
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist)
Graham Nash
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Birthdate: February 2, 1942
Birthplace: Blackpool
 13 
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
(French Musician Who was One Half of the Former French House Music Duo 'Daft Punk')
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
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Birthdate: February 8, 1974
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

French musician, singer-songwriter, record-producer, DJ, and film director Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo is one former half of the French electronic music duo Daft Punk that he formed with Thomas Bangalter. The duo achieved both critical and commercial success with albums like Discovery and RandomAccess Memories. Homem-Christo has also spawned works through the record label Crydamoure which he co-owns with Eric Chedeville.

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Terry Kath
(Known as a founding member of the rock band Chicago)
Terry Kath
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Birthdate: January 31, 1946
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 23, 1978
 15 
Daniel Johnston
(Singer-songwriter)
Daniel Johnston
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Birthdate: January 22, 1961
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA
 16 
Dave Davies
(Guitarist, Songwriter)
Dave Davies
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Birthdate: February 3, 1947
Birthplace: Muswell Hill
 17 
Clint Black
(Country Music Singer)
Clint Black
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Birthdate: February 4, 1962
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

Clint Black is an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, musician, country music singer, songwriter, and actor. He is credited with founding a record label named Equity Music Group in 2003. Over the years, he has won many awards, including five Academy of Country Music awards and two Country Music Association awards.

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Jam Master Jay
(Musician)
Jam Master Jay
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Birthdate: January 21, 1965
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: October 30, 2002
 19 
Gary Clark, Jr.
(Musician)
Gary Clark, Jr.
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Birthdate: February 15, 1984
Birthplace: Austin, Texas Austin, Texas, U.S.
 20 
Varg Vikernes
(Musician)
Varg Vikernes
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Birthdate: February 11, 1973
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
Death metal artist Varg Vikernes initially rose to fame with his solo project Burzum and then performed as part of the band Mayhem. He spent 15 years behind bars for killing his bandmate Euronymous. He also founded the neo-Nazi Norwegian Heathen Front and calls himself a believer of “Odalism.”
 21 
Marcus Mumford
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Birthdate: January 31, 1987
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States
 22 
Wes Borland
(Guitarist for the Rap Metal Band ‘Limp Bizkit’ & Lead Vocalist of the Industrial Band ‘Black Light Burns’)
Wes Borland
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Birthdate: February 7, 1975
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States

Wes Borland is a rock musician best known for his association with the popular rock band, Limp Bizkit. Borland is also credited with co-founding an experimental metal band named Big Dumb Face. Known for his elaborate visual appearance, Borland often wears a mask while performing. He was named in the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time list by the magazine Total Guitar.

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Jani Lane
(Singer-songwriter)
Jani Lane
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Birthdate: February 1, 1964
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, USA
Died: August 10, 2011
 24 
Tim Buckley
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter)
Tim Buckley
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Birthdate: February 14, 1947
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: June 29, 1975
 25 
Jason Isbell
(Singer)
Jason Isbell
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Birthdate: February 1, 1979
Birthplace: Green Hill, Alabama, United States
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Brandon Charles Boyd
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Birthdate: February 15, 1976
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 27 
Holly Johnson
(Pop Singer and Lead Vocalist of the British New Wave Band 'Frankie Goes to Hollywood')
Holly Johnson
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Birthdate: February 9, 1960
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

Apart from being a successful new wave musician, as part of Big in Japan and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Holly Johnson is also a talented painter, who has held exhibitions at venues such as Tate Liverpool. He also penned a memoir, after being diagnosed with HIV in the early 1990s.

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Jeff Hanneman
(Musician, best known as a founding member and rhythm/lead guitarist of the American thrash metal band Slayer)
Jeff Hanneman
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Birthdate: January 31, 1964
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: May 2, 2013
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Gavin DeGraw
(Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Guitarist, Musician)
Gavin DeGraw
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Birthdate: February 4, 1977
Birthplace: South Fallsburg
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Wendy Melvoin
(Guitarist)
Wendy Melvoin
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Birthdate: January 26, 1964
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Lucinda Williams
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist)
Lucinda Williams
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Birthdate: January 26, 1953
Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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Adam Granduciel
(Guitarist)
Adam Granduciel
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Birthdate: February 15, 1979
Birthplace: Dover, Massachusetts
Guitarist Adam Granduciel is best known as the frontman and main songwriter of the indie rock band The War on Drugs. He was earlier part of Kurt Vile's backing band The Violators. He has also worked as a record producer for an album by the project Purling Hiss.
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Juice Newton
(Singer)
Juice Newton
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Birthdate: February 18, 1952
Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
 34 
Elmore James
(Guitarist)
Elmore James
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Birthdate: January 27, 1918
Died: May 24, 1963
 35 
Laura Marling
(Brit Award Winning British Folk Singer-Songwriter Known for Albums like 'Song for Our Daughter')
Laura Marling
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Birthdate: February 1, 1990
Birthplace: England
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Rickey Medlocke
(Musician)
Rickey Medlocke
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Birthdate: February 17, 1950
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
 37 
Ali Campbell
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist)
Ali Campbell
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Birthdate: February 15, 1959
Birthplace: Birmingham
 38 
Steve Hackett
(Guitarist, Songwriter)
Steve Hackett
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Birthdate: February 12, 1950
Birthplace: London
 39 
Marty Balin
(Singer-Songwriter)
Marty Balin
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Birthdate: January 30, 1942
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: September 27, 2018
 40 
Mark Owen
(British Singer and Former Member of Take That)
Mark Owen
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Birthdate: January 27, 1972
Birthplace: Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK
 41 
Andy Taylor
(Guitarist)
Andy Taylor
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Birthdate: February 16, 1961
Birthplace: Cullercoats, Northumberland, England
 42 
Tyler Hubbard
(Musician)
Tyler Hubbard
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Birthdate: January 31, 1987
Birthplace: Monroe, Georgia
Tyler Hubbard is best known as part of the country music duo Florida Georgia Line, which also consists of music artist Brian Kelley. He has also released solo tracks. He and Kelley own the music publishing company Tree Vibez Music and the independent label Round Here Records.
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Richie Havens
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Birthdate: January 21, 1941
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: April 22, 2013
 44 
Feist
(Singer-songwriter)
Feist
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Birthdate: February 13, 1976
Birthplace: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
 45 
Jonny Lang
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter)
Jonny Lang
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Birthdate: January 29, 1981
Birthplace: Fargo
 46 
Richie Kotzen
(Guitarist)
Richie Kotzen
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Birthdate: February 3, 1970
Birthplace: Reading
 47 
Ray Sawyer
(Singer)
Ray Sawyer
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Birthdate: February 1, 1937
Birthplace: Alabama, USA
Died: December 31, 2018
John Michael Montgomery
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Birthdate: January 20, 1965
Birthplace: Danville, Kentucky, USA
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Tom Smothers
(Comedians)
Tom Smothers
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Birthdate: February 2, 1937
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Antônio Carlos Jobim
(One of the Greatest Exponents of Brazilian Music and Primary Creator of 'Bossa Nova' Style)
Antônio Carlos Jobim
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Birthdate: January 25, 1927
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: December 8, 1994

Antônio Carlos Jobim was a Brazilian pianist, guitarist, composer, arranger, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with popularizing a style of samba called bossa nova by merging it with jazz with the help of American artists in the 1960s. He played an important role in creating the bossa nova style and is referred to as the father of bossa nova.