Cancer Guitarists

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 1 Brian May

Brian May
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hampton, London, England

Queen guitarist and singer-songwriter Brian May is also a PhD in astrophysics. One of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and Guitar World’s second-greatest guitarist, he received a CBE. He was a Chancellor of Liverpool at John Moores University, has worked with NASA, and fights for animal rights.

 2 Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana
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Birthdate: July 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, México

Guitarist Carlos Santana rose to fame in the late 1960s and 1970s with his rock band Santana. He introduced elements of Latin American jazz in his rock music to create unique songs. He is the recipient of ten Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards. Rolling Stone magazine listed him on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists in 2015.

 3 Robbie Robertson

Robbie Robertson
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Famous As: Guitarist, Producer
Birthdate: July 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Canadian musician, songwriter, and film composer Robbie Robertson became popular following his association as lead guitarist and songwriter with the rock group, The Band. He is credited for playing a key role in popularizing the Americana music genre. He also had a successful career as a solo artist. As a film composer, he has often collaborated with director Martin Scorsese.

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 4 Jack White

Jack White
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: July 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

The White Stripes guitarist and vocalist Jack White had begun playing drums at 6. He made it to Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list. With 12 Grammys, he is now considered one of the main forces in the revival of the garage rock genre in the 2000s.

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 5 Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England

British singer, Cat Stevens, has released more than 15 studio albums and has churned out many hit songs. He converted to Islam in 1977 and adopted the name Yusuf Islam. He was slammed for reportedly backing the death fatwa on author Salman Rushdie. He has also been accused of allegedly having ties with terrorist organisations, a charge he has vehemently denied.

 6 Don Henley

Don Henley
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Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: July 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gilmer, Texas, United States

Don Henley is an American record producer, singer, songwriter, and musician. A founding member of Eagles, Henley contributed immensely to the success of the band. Don Henley has also been successful as a solo artist, selling more than 10 million albums and winning two Grammy Awards. In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine named him among the greatest singers of all time.

 7 Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: July 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Westbury
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 8 Dave Navarro

Dave Navarro
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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer
Birthdate: July 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Dave Navarro is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and guitarist. Over the years, Dave Navarro has contributed immensely to the success of the popular band Jane's Addiction. Best known for his guitaring skills, Dave Navarro is often cited as alternative rock's first guitar hero. In July 2010, Epiphone Guitars released its Dave Navarro Artist Acoustic.

 9 Bill Withers

Bill Withers
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Famous As: American singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Slab Fork

Soul and R&B legend Bill Withers is best remembered for hits such as Ain't No Sunshine and Lean on Me. The three-time Grammy Award-winner also inspired the documentary Still Bill. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Bill moved on to other jobs after his 15-year music career. 

 

 10 Yngwie Malmsteen

Yngwie Malmsteen
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: June 30, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

 11 Elijah Blue Allman

Elijah Blue Allman
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, United States

Elijah Blue Allman is an American musician. The son of Gregg Allman and Cher, Allman followed in the footsteps of his parents to establish himself in the American music industry. Elijah Blue Allman is credited with founding the popular industrial rock/industrial metal band Deadsy for which he serves as the lead vocalist and guitarist.

 12 Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck
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Famous As: Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Jazz guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: England

Jeff Beck is a British rock guitarist renowned for his association with popular rock bands like The Yardbirds, Beck, Bogert & Appice, and The Jeff Beck Group. Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential players in history, Beck has won several awards like the Grammy Awards. He has also appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine thrice.

 13 Ryan Tedder

Ryan Tedder
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

 14 Richie Sambora

Richie Sambora
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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Banjoist, Composer
Birthdate: July 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perth Amboy

 15 Chris Isaak

Chris Isaak
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockton, California, United States

 16 Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Hope Sandoval is best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Mazzy Star and the alternative pop band Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions. She has delivered hits such as Fade into You. She is known to be stage-shy and likes singing on near-dark stages. 
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 17 Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Okemah, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 3, 1967
Legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie is best remembered for his songs such as This Land Is Your Land and Cocaine Blues, and the concept album Dust Bowl Ballads. He inspired artists such as Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, and performed with a guitar labeled “This machine kills fascists.”

 18 Roger McGuinn

Roger McGuinn
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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 19 Keith Whitley

Keith Whitley
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 9, 1989

Keith Whitley was an American singer whose career was cut short by his sudden death at the age of 34. Before his death, due to alcohol intoxication, Whitley recorded two albums, which spawned 12 chart-busting singles. His third and final studio album was released posthumously.

 20 Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London Borough of Harrow
Tom Fletcher, lead vocalist and guitarist of the band McFly, has also written for several artists and bands, such as Busted, One Direction, and The Vamps. A successful YouTube vlogger, too, he has documented and shared all three pregnancies of his wife, Giovanna. He has also written several children’s books.

 21 Shawnee Smith

Shawnee Smith
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States

Actress and singer, Shawnee Smith, is best known for her role of Amanda Young in the Saw horror franchise. She began acting as a child and joined the Screen Actors Guild when she was just nine. Making her feature film debut as a young teenager, she went on to establish herself as a popular character actress in the ensuing years. 

 22 Thomas Ian Nicholas

Thomas Ian Nicholas
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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 23 Kate Nash

Kate Nash
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrow, London, England, UK

 24 Kyle Gass

Kyle Gass
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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer, Screenwriter, Television actor, Guitarist
Birthdate: July 14, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: California

 25 Daði Freyr

Daði Freyr
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 26 Jason Orange

Jason Orange
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manchester, England, UK

 27 Synyster Gates

Synyster Gates
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Long Beach, California

 28 Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: July 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

 29 Neil Tennant

Neil Tennant
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: North Shields, Tyne-and-Wear, England, UK

 30 Shane Filan

Shane Filan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sligo, Ireland

 31 Ariel Pink

Ariel Pink
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

 32 Colin Hay

Colin Hay
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kilwinning

Colin Hay is an Australian-American musician, actor, singer, and songwriter. Known for his work with popular bands like Men at Work, Hay's music has been immortalized by actor-director Zach Braff, who has used his music in many of his own works. In 2020, Hay was honored at the APRA Awards with the Distinguished Services Award for his contribution to music.

 33 Allen Collins

Allen Collins
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Famous As: Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: July 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Died: January 23, 1990

 34 Geezer Butler

Geezer Butler
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Birmingham, England

 35 Bernie Leadon

Bernie Leadon
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Famous As: Composer, Singer, Banjoist, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Surfer, Mandolinist, Guitarist
Birthdate: July 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minneapolis

 36 Jason Becker

Jason Becker
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richmond, California, United States

 37 John Petrucci

John Petrucci
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Famous As: Virtuoso Guitarist, composer and producer
Birthdate: July 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kings Park

 38 Johnny Thunders

Johnny Thunders
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: July 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: April 23, 1991

 39 Phyllis Hyman

Phyllis Hyman
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: June 30, 1995

 40 Ryan Cabrera

Ryan Cabrera
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Famous As: Pop rock singer and songwriter who released the single "On the Way Down."
Birthdate: July 18, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

 41 Bruce Johnston

Bruce Johnston
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 42 Steve Albini

Steve Albini
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Famous As: Record producer, Singer, Engineer, Audio engineer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Journalist, Music journalist
Birthdate: July 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena

 43 Matt Lauria

Matt Lauria
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oak Lawn, Illinois, United States

 44 Jim Kerr

Jim Kerr
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

 45 Jamey Johnson

Jamey Johnson
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Enterprise, Alabama Enterprise, Alabama, US

 46 Marc Cohn

Marc Cohn
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Famous As: Rock singer
Birthdate: July 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 47 Imelda May

Imelda May
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland Ireland

 48 Ron Asheton

Ron Asheton
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: January 1, 2009

Ron Asheton was a guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. He is best known for co-founding the rock and roll band the Stooges with Iggy Pop and others. He learned to play multiple musical instruments as a young child. As a teenager, he began performing with his brother and friends. He eventually met Iggy and formed the Stooges

 49 Stone Gossard

Stone Gossard
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

 50 Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Illinois, USA