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Brian May
(Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band 'Queen')
Brian May
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Birthdate: July 19, 1947
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.

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Carlos Santana
(Mexican-American Guitarist Who was Member of the Rock Band 'Santana')
Carlos Santana
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Birthdate: July 20, 1947
Birthplace: Autlán, Jalisco, Mexico

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.

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Jack White
(Lead Singer and Guitarist of the Duo 'The White Stripes')
Jack White
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Birthdate: July 9, 1975
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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 4 
Jeff Beck
(Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Jazz guitarist, Songwriter)
Jeff Beck
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Birthdate: June 24, 1944
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.

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Robbie Robertson
(Guitarist, Producer)
Robbie Robertson
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Birthdate: July 5, 1943
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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Yngwie Malmsteen
(World-Renowned Guitarist from Stockholm, Known for His Neoclassical Playing Style in Heavy Metal in the 1980s)
Yngwie Malmsteen
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Birthdate: June 30, 1963
Birthplace: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

A Swedish electric guitarist/ neo-classical metal artist, Yngwie Johann Malmsteen rose to popularity in the 1980s and has, since then, released over 22 studio albums in his four decades of career till now. His solo debut album Rising Force, which won a nomination at the 1986 Grammy Awards, is regarded a significant release in the shred and neoclassical metal genres.

 7 
Joe Satriani
(Guitarist is a 15-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold over 10 million albums, making him the bestselling instrumental rock guitarist of all time)
Joe Satriani
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Birthdate: July 15, 1956
Birthplace: Westbury, New York, United States
 8 
Dave Navarro
(Guitarist - Member of Rock Band 'Jane's Addiction')
Dave Navarro
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Birthdate: July 7, 1967
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
(American singer-songwriter)
Bill Withers
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Birthdate: July 4, 1938
Birthplace: Slab Fork, West Virginia, U.S.
Died: March 30, 2020

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 
Woody Guthrie
(Singer-songwriter)
Woody Guthrie
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Birthdate: July 14, 1912
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.”
 11 
Elijah Blue Allman
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Birthdate: July 10, 1976
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 
Ryan Tedder
(Singer-songwriter)
Ryan Tedder
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Birthdate: June 26, 1979
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
 13 
Jason Mraz
(Best Known for His Debut Album 'Waiting for My Rocket to Come' and Single 'I'm Yours')
Jason Mraz
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Birthdate: June 23, 1977
Birthplace: Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
Guitarist and singer Jason Mraz is known for his Billboard-charting tracks such as The Remedy (I Won't Worry) and I'm Yours. The two-time Grammy-winning artist is highly influenced by Brazilian music. He has launched The Jason Mraz Foundation and is associated with causes such as human rights and LGBT equality.
 14 
Chris Isaak
(Musician)
Chris Isaak
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Birthdate: June 26, 1956
Birthplace: Stockton, California, United States
 15 
Roger McGuinn
(Musician)
Roger McGuinn
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Birthdate: July 13, 1942
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Michelle Branch
(Singer-songwriter Famous for Hit Single 'Everywhere')
Michelle Branch
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Birthdate: July 2, 1983
Birthplace: Sedona, Arizona, United States

Michelle Branch is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for her vocal performance on Santana's song The Game of Love, which received a Grammy Award under the Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals category. She is also credited with forming the now-defunct duo The Wreckers.

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Tom Fletcher
(Musician)
Tom Fletcher
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Birthdate: July 17, 1985
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.
 18 
Thomas Ian Nicholas
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Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Richie Sambora
(Rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi from 1983 to 2013)
Richie Sambora
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Birthdate: July 11, 1959
Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States
 20 
Kyle Gass
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer, Screenwriter, Television actor, Guitarist)
Kyle Gass
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Birthdate: July 14, 1960
Birthplace: California
 21 
Synyster Gates
(Musician)
Synyster Gates
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Birthdate: July 7, 1981
Birthplace: Long Beach, California
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Kate Nash
(Singer-songwriter)
Kate Nash
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Birthdate: July 6, 1987
Birthplace: Harrow, London, England, UK
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Neil Tennant
(Musician)
Neil Tennant
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Birthdate: July 10, 1954
Birthplace: North Shields, Tyne-and-Wear, England, UK
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Jason Orange
(English Singer, Dancer and Member of the English Pop Group 'Take That')
Jason Orange
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Birthdate: July 10, 1970
Birthplace: Manchester, England

Jason Orange is an English singer, actor and dancer. He achieved popularity after joining the popular boy band Take That in 1989. He stayed with the group until 1996 and rejoined later to release the group's fourth studio album Beautiful World. Jason Orange left the band for good in 2014. 

 25 
Allen Collins
(Guitarist)
Allen Collins
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Birthdate: July 19, 1952
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: January 23, 1990
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Colin Hay
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Colin Hay
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Birthdate: June 29, 1953
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.

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Geezer Butler
(Musician)
Geezer Butler
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Birthdate: July 17, 1949
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
 28 
Ryan Cabrera
(Pop rock singer and songwriter who released the single "On the Way Down.")
Ryan Cabrera
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Birthdate: July 18, 1982
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
 29 
Andrew Fletcher
(Bassist, Guitarist, Record producer, Composer)
Andrew Fletcher
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Birthdate: July 8, 1961
Birthplace: Nottingham
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Daði Freyr
(Icelandic Musician)
Daði Freyr
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Birthdate: June 30, 1992
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

Daði Freyr is an Icelandic musician best known as the frontman of a musical band named Daði & Gagnamagnið. In 2021, Freyr represented Iceland at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest with the song 10 Years and finished fourth. 

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Bernie Leadon
(Composer, Singer, Banjoist, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Surfer, Mandolinist, Guitarist)
Bernie Leadon
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Birthdate: July 19, 1947
Birthplace: Minneapolis
 32 
Jason Becker
(Musician)
Jason Becker
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Birthdate: July 22, 1969
Birthplace: Richmond, California, United States
 33 
John Petrucci
(Guitarist, best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater)
John Petrucci
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Birthdate: July 12, 1967
Birthplace: Kings Park, New York, United States
 34 
Phyllis Hyman
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Birthdate: July 6, 1949
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: June 30, 1995
 35 
Bruce Johnston
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Birthdate: June 27, 1942
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
 36 
Johnny Thunders
(Singer and Guitarist who Played for Rock Bands Like ‘New York Dolls’ and ‘The Heartbreakers’)
Johnny Thunders
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Birthdate: July 15, 1952
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: April 23, 1991
 37 
Steve Albini
(Record producer, Singer, Engineer, Audio engineer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Journalist, Music journalist)
Steve Albini
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Birthdate: July 22, 1962
Birthplace: Pasadena
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Matt Lauria
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Birthdate: June 22, 1982
Birthplace: Oak Lawn, Illinois, United States
 39 
Suzanne Vega
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Suzanne Vega
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Birthdate: July 11, 1959
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
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Jim Kerr
(Singer)
Jim Kerr
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Birthdate: July 9, 1959
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
 41 
Ariel Pink
(Musician)
Ariel Pink
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Birthdate: June 24, 1978
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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Jamey Johnson
(Singer-songwriter)
Jamey Johnson
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Birthdate: July 14, 1975
Birthplace: Enterprise, Alabama Enterprise, Alabama, US
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Ron Asheton
(American Guitarist, Bassist and Co-Songwriter for the Rock Band 'The Stooges')
Ron Asheton
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Birthdate: July 17, 1948
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: January 6, 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

 44 
Marc Cohn
(Rock singer)
Marc Cohn
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Birthdate: July 5, 1959
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
 45 
Murray Cook
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Murray Cook
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Birthdate: June 30, 1960
Birthplace: Cowra
Australian musician, writer and producer Murray Cook was one of the founding members of the children's band, the Wiggles. His famous works include The Wiggles: Racing to the Rainbow, Ant-Man and The Wiggles: Sailing Around the World. Cook was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2010 along with three original members of the Wiggles.
 46 
Stone Gossard
(Musician)
Stone Gossard
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Birthdate: July 20, 1966
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
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John Waite
(Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist)
John Waite
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Birthdate: July 4, 1952
Birthplace: Lancaster, Lancashire, England
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Nanci Griffith
(Singer-songwriter)
Nanci Griffith
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Birthdate: July 6, 1953
Birthplace: Seguin, Texas, U.S.
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Andrew Bird
(Musician)
Andrew Bird
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Birthdate: July 11, 1973
Birthplace: Illinois, USA
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Wilko Johnson
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Actor)
Wilko Johnson
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Birthdate: July 12, 1947
Birthplace: Canvey Island
Died: November 21, 2022