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 1 
Eric Clapton
(One of the Greatest Guitarists of All Time)
Eric Clapton
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Birthdate: March 30, 1945
Birthplace: Ripley, England

Eric Clapton, the rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time. In the 1970s, he recorded a number of successful solo albums and continued to do so over the next several decades and is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He has had issues with alcohol and drugs.

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Angus Young
(Co-Founder and Lead Guitarist for the Hard Rock Band 'AC/DC')
Angus Young
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Birthdate: March 31, 1955
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Angus Young, AC/DC co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter, migrated to Australia at 13. After dropping out of school at 15, he started playing instruments. Named the Best Australian Guitarist of All Time by Australian Guitar magazine, he is known for his uniform outfits and for reviving Chuck Berry's "duck walk."
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Muddy Waters
(Musician)
Muddy Waters
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Birthdate: April 4, 1913
Birthplace: Issaquena County, Mississippi
Died: April 30, 1983
Grammy-winning blues singer McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, is considered the father of modern Chicago blues. He is remembered for his tracks Hoochie Coochie Man and Rollin' Stone, with the latter inspiring the name of the band The Rolling Stones. He shaped the rock and roll genre.
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Ritchie Blackmore
(Guitarist, Songwriter)
Ritchie Blackmore
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Birthdate: April 14, 1945
Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare
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Christopher Stapleton
(Named ‘Artist-Songwriter Of the Decade’ by ACM)
Christopher Stapleton
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Birthdate: April 15, 1978
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Five-time Grammy-winning country artist Chris Stapleton is best known for hits such as Parachute. He has also co-written tracks such as Kenny Chesney's Never Wanted Nothing More. Before going solo, he was part of the bands The SteelDrivers and The Jompson Brothers. His music blends country with bluegrass and soul.

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Merle Haggard
(Country Singer & Leader of the Band ‘The Strangers’)
Merle Haggard
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Birthdate: April 6, 1937
Birthplace: Oildale, California, United States
Died: April 6, 2016
Country singer Merle Haggard initially gained fame performing with The Strangers. He had several brushes with the law in his younger days, before he launched his music career. His songs reflected the angst of the working class. He won several accolades, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Kenny Chesney
(Country Musician Who has Received Twelve 'Country Music Association Awards' & Eleven 'Academy of Country Music Awards')
Kenny Chesney
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Birthdate: March 26, 1968
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Country singer Kenneth Chesney has over 40 Top 10 Billboard tracks to his credit. He has won six Academy of Country Music awards and nine Country Music Association awards. He also co-directed the ESPN film The Boys of Fall. His Flip-Flop Summer Tour was the highest-grossing country tour of 2007. 
 8 
Carl Perkins
(Singer-songwriter)
Carl Perkins
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Birthdate: April 9, 1932
Birthplace: Tiptonville, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 19, 1998
 9 
Damon Albarn
(Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Composer, Songwriter)
Damon Albarn
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Birthdate: March 23, 1968
Birthplace: Whitechapel

Grammy-winning English singer Damon Albarn has previously been part of two major bands, Blur and Gorillaz, as their lead vocalist and primary songwriter. He has also performed as part of the supergroup The Good, the Bad & the Queen. His solo album Everyday Robots was nominated for a Mercury Award.

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Jack Antonoff
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Birthdate: March 31, 1984
Birthplace: Bergenfield, New Jersey, USA
 11 
Eddie Money
(Singer-songwriter)
Eddie Money
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Birthdate: March 21, 1949
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 13, 2019
 12 
Teddy Pendergrass
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Birthdate: March 26, 1950
Birthplace: Kingstree, South Carolina, USA
Died: January 13, 2010
 13 
Ric Ocasek
(Singer)
Ric Ocasek
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Birthdate: March 23, 1944
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
 14 
Leon Russell
(Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Guitarist)
Leon Russell
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Birthdate: April 2, 1942
Birthplace: Lawton
Died: November 13, 2016
 15 
Aaron Lewis
(Known as the Lead Vocalist, Rhythm Guitarist and Founding Member of the Rock Band ‘Staind’)
Aaron Lewis
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Birthdate: April 13, 1972
Birthplace: Springfield, Vermont, United States

Aaron Lewis is an American singer, musician, and songwriter. He is credited with founding the rock band Staind where he also serves as the rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Aaron Lewis works closely with a non-profit organization called It Takes a Community.

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Euronymous
(Guitarist)
Euronymous
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Birthdate: March 22, 1968
Birthplace: Egersund
Died: August 10, 1993
Øystein Aarseth, better known as Euronymous, was a pioneer in the Norwegian black-metal circuit. He co-founded the band Mayhem and was its guitarist. He also launched the metal record label Deathlike Silence Productions and the black-metal record shop Helvete. A self-proclaimed Satanist, he was murdered by his bandmate Varg Vikernes.
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Allie Sherlock
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Birthdate: April 7, 2005

Irish singer, songwriter, and guitarist Allie Sherlock came into the limelight in 2017 after a YouTube cover of hers went viral. Even though she had been uploading her music on YouTube since 2014, it was only in 2017 that she gained widespread attention. Since then, she has appeared in a few TV shows as well.

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John Oates
(Musician, Best Known As Half of the Rock and Soul Duo 'Hall & Oates')
John Oates
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Birthdate: April 7, 1948
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

John Oates is an American guitarist, record producer, singer, and songwriter. One half of the popular pop rock duo Hall & Oates, John Oates was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the musical duo. In 2017, Oates published his memoir, Change of Seasons.

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Richard Thompson
(Best Known as the Lead Guitarist and Songwriter of the Folk Fock Group 'Fairport Convention')
Richard Thompson
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Birthdate: April 3, 1949
Birthplace: Notting Hill Gate, London

Richard Thompson is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He helped revive British folk music during the 1960s and 1970s by co-founding the folk rock band Fairport Convention where he performed as the lead guitarist and songwriter. One of his best-known songs, 1952 Vincent Black Lightning, was named in Time magazine's list of All Time 100 Songs.

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George Benson
(Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Jazz musician, Composer, Jazz guitarist)
George Benson
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Birthdate: March 22, 1943
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
 21 
Hillel Slovak
(Musician)
Hillel Slovak
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Birthdate: April 13, 1962
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel
Died: June 25, 1988
 22 
Izzy Stradlin
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Singer)
Izzy Stradlin
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Birthdate: April 8, 1962
Birthplace: Lafayette
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Gary Moore
(Former rock guitarist who played with groups like Skid Row and Thin Lizzy and worked with such artists as Greg Lake)
Gary Moore
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Birthdate: April 4, 1952
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: February 6, 2011

Known as one of the greatest musicians from the British Isles, Irish singer Gary Moore rocked the music scene since the 1960s. Known as part of rock bands such as Skid Row and Thin Lizzy, he gained fame as a fine guitarist who experimented with blues, rock, heavy metal, and jazz.

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Brett Eldredge
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Birthdate: March 23, 1986
Birthplace: Paris, Illinois, United States
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Reeve Carney
(Singer)
Reeve Carney
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Birthdate: April 18, 1983
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
 26 
Martyn LeNoble
(Dutch Bassist and a Founding Member of the Alternative Rock Band 'Porno for Pyros')
Martyn LeNoble
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Birthdate: April 14, 1969
Birthplace: Vlaardingen, Netherlands

Martyn LeNoble is a Dutch musician and bass guitarist who has contributed to the success of many bands like Porno for Pyros, Thelonious Monster, The Cult, and Jane's Addiction. Martyn LeNoble, who has courted controversy in the past due to his drug addiction, is currently working on a solo album.

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Paul Rust
(Actor)
Paul Rust
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Birthdate: April 12, 1981
Birthplace: Le Mars, Iowa, USA
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Liz Phair
(Singer)
Liz Phair
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Birthdate: April 17, 1967
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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James Iha
(Musician)
James Iha
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Birthdate: March 26, 1968
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
 30 
Win Butler
(Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Poet, Guitarist)
Win Butler
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Birthdate: April 14, 1980
Birthplace: Truckee, California, United States

Win Butler is an American-Canadian multi-instrumentalist, musician, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the popular Canadian indie rock band, Arcade Fire. Also a humanitarian, Butler contributed to a charity record named Do They Know It's Hallowe'en as part of a UNICEF benefit project. A multi-talented personality, Win Butler often participates in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

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Ryan Bingham
(Singer)
Ryan Bingham
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Birthdate: March 31, 1981
Birthplace: Hobbs, New Mexico, USA
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Brian Setzer
(Guitarist)
Brian Setzer
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Birthdate: April 10, 1959
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Hoyt Axton
(Singer-songwriter)
Hoyt Axton
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Birthdate: March 25, 1938
Birthplace: Duncan, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 26, 1999
 34 
Black Francis
(Singer-songwriter)
Black Francis
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Birthdate: April 6, 1965
Birthplace: Boston
Ian MacKaye
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Birthdate: April 16, 1962
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
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Nick Lowe
(Musician, Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Guitarist)
Nick Lowe
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Birthdate: March 24, 1949
Birthplace: Walton-on-Thames, England
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Lori Black
(Musician)
Lori Black
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Birthdate: April 9, 1954
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
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John Popper
(Musician)
John Popper
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Birthdate: March 29, 1967
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
 39 
Riley Smith
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Birthdate: April 12, 1978
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
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Lowell George
(Musician, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer)
Lowell George
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Birthdate: April 13, 1945
Birthplace: Hollywood
Died: June 29, 1979
 41 
Mike McCready
(Musician)
Mike McCready
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Birthdate: April 5, 1966
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, USA
 42 
Roger Hodgson
(Musician)
Roger Hodgson
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Birthdate: March 21, 1950
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK
 43 
Guy Berryman
(Guitarist, Singer)
Guy Berryman
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Birthdate: April 12, 1978
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy
 44 
Roger Whittaker
(British Musician and Singer Known for His Trademark Whistling Ability, Baritone Singing Voice, and Guitar Skills)
Roger Whittaker
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Birthdate: March 22, 1936
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

Roger Whittaker is a British musician and singer-songwriter. Best known for his trademark whistling ability, baritone singing voice, and guitar skills, Whittaker is one of the best-selling artistes in the UK. Roger Whittaker forsook his teaching career to establish himself as a musician, a decision which he has never regretted. 

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Alexi Laiho
(Lead Guitarist and Lead Vocalist of the Melodic Death Metal Band 'Children of Bodom')
Alexi Laiho
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Birthdate: April 8, 1979
Birthplace: Espoo, Finland
Died: December 29, 2020

Alexi Laiho was a Finnish guitarist, vocalist, and composer. He was the founding member of the melodic death metal band Children of Bodom where he performed as the lead vocalist and lead guitarist. He also played the guitar for other popular bands like Sinergy, Kylähullut, and The Local Band. A celebrated guitarist, Laiho is credited with reintroducing flamboyance and melody to metal music.

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Ronnie Lane
(Bass Guitarist and Founding Member of Rock-&-Roll Bands 'Small Faces' and 'Faces')
Ronnie Lane
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Birthdate: April 1, 1946
Birthplace: Plaistow
Died: July 4, 1997

Ronnie Lane was an English musician, music producer, and songwriter. He is best remembered as the founding member of the popular rock and roll bands, Small Faces and Faces. Ronnie Lane’s work with the bands earned him a posthumous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Carol Kaye
(Musician)
Carol Kaye
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Birthdate: March 24, 1935
Birthplace: Everett, Washington, USA
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Mark Tremonti
(Musician, Guitarist)
Mark Tremonti
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Birthdate: April 18, 1974
Birthplace: Detroit
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Chris Janson
(Singer-songwriter)
Chris Janson
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Birthdate: April 2, 1986
Birthplace: Perryville, Missouri, USA
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Stuart Adamson
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist)
Stuart Adamson
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Birthdate: April 11, 1958
Birthplace: Manchester
Died: December 16, 2001