Capricorn Guitarists

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 1 
Jimmy Page
(Musician, Record Producer)

Jimmy Page
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Birthdate: January 9, 1944
Birthplace: Heston, Middlesex, England

An English musician, songwriter, and record producer, Jimmy Page gained international recognition as the founder of the popular rock band Led Zeppelin. Widely regarded as one of the most influential and greatest guitarists of all time, Jimmy Page was ranked third in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Jimmy Page has influenced several popular guitarists.

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Stephen Stills
(Singer-songwriter)

Stephen Stills
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Birthdate: January 3, 1945
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

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Mick Taylor
(Musician)

Mick Taylor
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Birthdate: January 17, 1949
Birthplace: Welwyn Garden City, England

Mick Taylor soared to fame as the guitarist of iconic rock band The Rolling Stones. He has also been part of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Named to the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, he was also declared one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

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 4 
John Denver
(Best Know for His Songs 'Rocky Mountain High', 'Take Me Home, Country Roads', and 'Annie's Song')

John Denver
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Birthdate: December 31, 1943
Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Died: October 12, 1997

John Denver was one of the highest-selling and most popular singers during the 1970s. He was known for folk, pop and country music. Some of his greatest songs are Take Me Home Country Roads, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine on My Shoulders and Annie's Song. He died when a plane he was piloting crashed in California.

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Syd Barrett
(Singer-songwriter)

Syd Barrett
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Birthdate: January 6, 1946
Birthplace: Cambridge
Died: July 7, 2006
Pink Floyd co-founder and frontman Syd Barrett was known for his contribution to psychedelic rock and experiments with studio effects such as echo and distortion. He was removed from the band due to his drug addiction, following which he began a solo career. His final years were spent in privacy.

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Malcolm Young
(Musician)

Malcolm Young
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Birthdate: January 6, 1953
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: November 18, 2017

Malcolm Young was an Australian musician. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band AC/DC. He is also credited with popularizing the band and was described by many as the leader and the driving force of the band. Widely regarded as one of the best rhythm guitarists ever, Young was a leading exponent of rhythm guitar in rock music.

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Skrillex
(American music producer)

Skrillex
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Birthdate: January 15, 1988
Birthplace: Highland Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
The side-mulleted American DJ Skrillex is best-known for bringing dubstep music to the mainstream. The illustrious musician, songwriter, and singer began his journey as a solo artist and has bagged in eight Grammy Awards. Distingusihed for giving electronic dance music a face, DJ Skrillex owns astonishing YouTube views and earns enviable touring revenue.
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 8 
Jimmy Buffett
(Musician)

Jimmy Buffett
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Birthdate: December 25, 1946
Birthplace: Pascagoula, Mississippi

Jimmy Buffett is an American musician, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and businessman. Buffett, who owns the Margaritaville Cafe chain of restaurants, is one of the richest musicians in the world. Also known for his charity work, Jimmy Buffett is credited with founding a non-profit group called Save the Manatee Club, which works towards the conservation of manatees.

 9 
Dido
(Singer-songwriter)

Dido
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Birthdate: December 25, 1971
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England

 10 
Susanna Hoffs
(Singer-songwriter best known as a co-founder of the Bangles)

Susanna Hoffs
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Birthdate: January 17, 1959
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Ronnie Van Zant
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist)

Ronnie Van Zant
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Birthdate: January 15, 1948
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: October 20, 1977

 12 
Michael Nesmith
(Musician, Singer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor, Guitarist, Songwriter)

Michael Nesmith
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Birthdate: December 30, 1942
Birthplace: Houston

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Robby Krieger
(Guitarist and singer-songwriter best known as the guitarist of the rock band the Doors)

Robby Krieger
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Birthdate: January 8, 1946
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 14 
Bo Diddley
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)

Bo Diddley
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Birthdate: December 30, 1928
Birthplace: McComb
Died: June 2, 2008

 15 
Charo
(Actress)

Charo
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Birthdate: January 15, 1951
Birthplace: Murcia, Spain

Spanish-American actress, singer, comedian, and flamenco-guitarist Charo, whose birth year remains a subject of dispute for several years, is known for her seductive deep voice with Spanish accent, unrestrained and exuberant manner, and the catch-phrase cuchi-cuchi. She has released albums like Guitar Passion, featured in films like The Concorde...Airport '79 and guest starred in TV series like The Love Boat.

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Chris Daughtry
(Vocalist, Guitarist)

Chris Daughtry
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Birthdate: December 26, 1979
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Chris Daughtry gained fame as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Daughtry, which he formed after finishing fourth in the fifth season of American Idol. He has delivered hits such as It's Not Over and became the runner-up in the second season of The Masked Singer.

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Andy Summers
(Guitarist)

Andy Summers
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Birthdate: December 31, 1942
Birthplace: Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England, UK

 18 
Dexter Holland
(Lead Vocalist and Guitarist of the Rock Band 'The Offspring')

Dexter Holland
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Birthdate: December 29, 1965
Birthplace: Garden Grove, California, United States

Bryan Holland, or Dexter Holland, formed the rock band The Offspring, of which he is also the lead singer and guitarist. A virologist, too, he also attained a PhD in molecular biology from USC. He is also a certified pilot and works for charitable causes such as AIDS awareness.

 19 
Steve Earle
(Musician, Singer-songwriter)

Steve Earle
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Birthdate: January 17, 1955
Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia United States

Rock, country, and folk singer-songwriter, Steve Earle, developed an early interest in music and started his career when he was a teenager. Rebellious as a young man, he went through his share of struggles before he was able to establish himself successfully as a singer. Also a political activist, he is a vocal opponent of capital punishment. 

 20 
John McLaughlin
(Guitarist, Bandleader, composer)

John McLaughlin
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Birthdate: January 4, 1942
Birthplace: Doncaster

 21 
David Archuleta
(Singer-songwriter)

David Archuleta
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Birthdate: December 28, 1990
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

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Alison Sudol
(Actress)

Alison Sudol
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Birthdate: December 23, 1984
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

 23 
Martin O'Malley
(Politician)

Martin O'Malley
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Birthdate: January 18, 1963
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., U.S.

 24 
Richey Edwards
(Lyricist and Rhythm Guitarist of the Alternative Rock Band Manic Street Preachers)

Richey Edwards
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Birthdate: December 22, 1967
Birthplace: Blackwood, Wales
Died: February 1, 1995

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Rick Danko
(Musician)

Rick Danko
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Birthdate: December 29, 1943
Birthplace: Norfolk County, Canada
Died: December 10, 1999

Canadian singer and The Band member Rick Danko initially performed as a rhythm guitarist and bassist for The Hawks. Part of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Danko struggled with drug addiction and was once even arrested in Japan for smuggling drugs. He died in his sleep after a performance.

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Thomas Bangalter
(One half of the former French house music duo Daft Punk, alongside Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo)

Thomas Bangalter
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Birthdate: January 3, 1975
Birthplace: Paris, France

French musician Thomas Bangalter had been part of the six-time Grammy-winning electronic music duo Daft Punk for 28 years, before it split. Known for wearing their signature helmets while performing, he and his partner, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, released iconic hits such as Da Funk and Get Lucky.

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Yvonne Elliman
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Birthdate: December 29, 1951
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

 28 
Del Shannon
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Musician)

Del Shannon
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Birthdate: December 30, 1934
Birthplace: Grand Rapids
Died: February 8, 1990

 29 
Tex Ritter
(Singer)

Tex Ritter
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Birthdate: January 12, 1905
Birthplace: Murvaul, Texas, USA
Died: January 2, 1974

 30 
Karen Elson
(Model, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer)

Karen Elson
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Birthdate: January 14, 1979
Birthplace: Oldham

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Bernard Sumner
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Singer)

Bernard Sumner
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Birthdate: January 4, 1956
Birthplace: Salford

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Kurt Vile
(Singer-songwriter)

Kurt Vile
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Birthdate: January 3, 1980
Birthplace: Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, United States

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Dev Hynes
(Guitarist, Singer, Record producer, Composer)

Dev Hynes
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Birthdate: December 23, 1985
Birthplace: Houston

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Brody Armstrong
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Birthdate: January 1, 1979
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brody Armstrong is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician. She had a tumultuous childhood marred by abuse and violence. She sought solace in music and began her career as a teenager. As a young woman, she was part of many bands with which she released numerous hit albums and singles. She also has a successful career as a soloist. 

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Declan McKenna
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Birthdate: December 24, 1998
Birthplace: Enfield, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

 36 
Michael Schenker
(Guitarist)

Michael Schenker
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Birthdate: January 10, 1955
Birthplace: Sarstedt, Lower Saxony, Germany

 37 
Scotty Moore
(Guitarist, Audio engineer)

Scotty Moore
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Birthdate: December 27, 1931
Birthplace: Gadsden
Died: June 28, 2016

 38 
Paolo Nutini
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist)

Paolo Nutini
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Birthdate: January 9, 1987
Birthplace: Paisley

 39 
Scott Ian
(Musician)

Scott Ian
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Birthdate: December 31, 1963
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States

 40 
Adrian Belew
(Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Songwriter)

Adrian Belew
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Birthdate: December 23, 1949
Birthplace: Covington

 41 
Rick Nielsen
(Guitarist)

Rick Nielsen
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Birthdate: December 22, 1948
Birthplace: Elmhurst, Illinois, United States

 42 
Nels Cline
(Composer, Guitarist, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist)

Nels Cline
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Birthdate: January 4, 1956
Birthplace: Los Angeles

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Deana Carter
(Singer)

Deana Carter
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Birthdate: January 4, 1966
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

 44 
Andy Allo
(Actress, Singer)

Andy Allo
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Birthdate: January 13, 1989
Birthplace: Bamenda, Cameroon

 45 
Adam Jones
(Guitarist, Sculptor, Musician, Animator)

Adam Jones
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Birthdate: January 15, 1965
Birthplace: Park Ridge, Illinois, United States

 46 
Paul Stookey
(Singer-songwriter)

Paul Stookey
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Birthdate: December 30, 1937
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 47 
DJ Quik
(Rapper)

DJ Quik
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Birthdate: January 18, 1970
Birthplace: Compton, California, USA

 48 
Jorma Kaukonen
(Blue, folk, and rock guitarist)

Jorma Kaukonen
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Birthdate: December 23, 1940
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 49 
Dave Murray
(Guitarist)

Dave Murray
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Birthdate: December 23, 1956
Birthplace: Edmonton, London

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Noel Redding
(Bassist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist)

Noel Redding
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Birthdate: December 25, 1945
Birthplace: Folkestone
Died: May 11, 2003