Gemini Guitarists

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 1 Steve Vai

Steve Vai
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Famous As: Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 6, 1960
Birthplace: Carle Place, New York, United States
Three-time Grammy-winning guitarist and singer Steve Vai began his career as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa and played for his band till he launched his solo career. Guitar World named him the “10th Greatest Guitarist. His music was featured in music videos such as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

 2 Tom Morello

Tom Morello
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 30, 1964
Birthplace: New York City, United States

Tom Morello is an American musician, rapper, singer, actor, songwriter, and political activist. Morello is best known for his association with Rage Against the Machine, which he co-founded with Zack de la Rocha. Renowned for his creative and unique guitar playing style, Tom Morello was ranked among the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine.

 3 Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: June 3, 1942
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 26, 1999
Soul singer and guitarist Curtis Mayfield gained fame with The Impressions. His songs such as People Get Ready carried prominent social themes. The Grammy Hall of Fame inductee was paralyzed from the neck down after an accident during a live performance in 1990 but continued to record even after that.
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 4 Waylon Jennings

Waylon Jennings
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Famous As: Country Singer Known for First no.1 Single 'Dreaming My Dreams'
Birthdate: June 15, 1937
Birthplace: Littlefield, Texas, United States
Died: February 13, 2002
Waylon Jennings was one of the pioneers of outlaw country music. He began performing on KVOW radio, at age 12, and then performed with several bands, such as The Texas Longhorns, The Waylors, and The Highwaymen. He also contributed to Wanted! The Outlaws, the first platinum country album. 
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 5 Les Paul

Les Paul
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 9, 1915
Birthplace: Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
Died: August 12, 2009

Jazz and country guitarist Les Paul developed his version of the solid-body electric guitar, which he named the Log. He is also credited with pioneering innovations such as multitrack recording, the eight-track tape recorder, and overdubbing. He won the Special Merit/Technical Grammy Award for his achievements.

 6 Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins
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Famous As: Guitarist, Jazz musician, Record producer, Jazz guitarist, Classical guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 20, 1924
Birthplace: Luttrell
Died: June 30, 2001

 7 George Ezra

George Ezra
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: June 7, 1993
Birthplace: Hertford, Hertfordshire, England

George Ezra is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He achieved popularity after releasing his debut album Wanted on Voyage, which peaked at number one in the UK. It was also one of the best-selling albums in the UK in the year 2014. In 2019, George Ezra was honored with the Brit Award under the British Male Solo Artist category.

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 8 Mick Ronson

Mick Ronson
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: May 26, 1946
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
Died: April 29, 1993

 9 Hank Williams Jr.

Hank Williams Jr.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1949
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

Hank Williams Jr. is a musician and singer-songwriter. Although he initially gained fame for imitating his father Hank Williams' style, he later established his own style, winning several awards like Grammy Awards. In 2017, he was included in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time list. In 2020, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  

 10 Derek Trucks

Derek Trucks
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Famous As: Bandleader, composer, guitarist, conductor
Birthdate: June 8, 1979
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

 11 Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 29, 1961
Birthplace: Leavenworth, Kansas, United States

 12 Paul Weller

Paul Weller
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: May 25, 1958
Birthplace: Sheerwater

Paul Weller is an English musician and singer-songwriter best known for his work with the popular band, The Jam. Referred to as The Modfather, Weller played a significant role during the mod revival of the 1970s and 1980s. In 2006, he was honored with the Brit Award under the Outstanding Contribution to Music category.

 13 Nick Drake

Nick Drake
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer
Birthdate: June 19, 1948
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar
Died: November 25, 1974

Nick Drake was a British singer-songwriter best remembered for his acoustic guitar-based music. Although he failed to achieve popularity during his lifetime, Drake's music has achieved recognition in recent times. He suffered from depression throughout his life and died at the age of 26 from an overdose of a prescribed antidepressant called amitriptyline.

 14 Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 8, 1944
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, USA

 15 Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 16 Tash Sultana

Tash Sultana
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 18, 1995
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tash Sultana soared to fame with her phenomenally successful single Jungle, which was first posted on YouTube and went viral on social media, gaining a million views in 5 days. The non-binary Australian singer uses the pronoun “they.” She also made it to the 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 list.

 17 John Fogerty

John Fogerty
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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: May 28, 1945
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

 18 Ray Davies

Ray Davies
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Famous As: Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: June 21, 1944
Birthplace: London, England
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 19 Howlin' Wolf

Howlin' Wolf
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1910
Birthplace: Whites, Mississippi, United States
Died: January 10, 1976

 20 Mark Ballas

Mark Ballas
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Famous As: Singer, Dancer, Choreographer, Stage actor, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 24, 1986
Birthplace: Houston
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 21 Tommy DeVito

Tommy DeVito
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Famous As: Founding member, vocalist, and lead guitarist of rock band the Four Seasons
Birthdate: June 19, 1928
Birthplace: Belleville, New Jersey, United States
Died: September 21, 2020

 22 Rivers Cuomo

Rivers Cuomo
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Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: June 13, 1970
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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 23 Adam Gontier

Adam Gontier
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 25, 1978
Birthplace: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
The former lead singer and guitarist of Three Days Grace, Adam Gontier is now part of the supergroup Saint Asonia. While in rehab for addiction, he wrote several songs, such as Never Too Late. An animal lover, the Canadian singer once called his dog Mabel his “first born.”

 24 Colbie Caillat

Colbie Caillat
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 28, 1985
Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States

 25 Neil Finn

Neil Finn
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 27, 1958
Birthplace: Te Awamutu, New Zealand

Crowded House member Neil Finn is all set to perform in a radio series for his lockdown-hit fans on his Mixlr broadcast Fangradio. The New Zealand singer is also associated with Fleetwood Mac and was previously part of Split Enz. He also formed the project Pajama Club with his wife.

 26 Brian Welch

Brian Welch
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 19, 1970
Birthplace: Harbor City, Los Angeles Harbor City, Los Angeles, California

 27 Kim Deal

Kim Deal
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1961
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA

 28 Eric Stefani

Eric Stefani
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 17, 1967
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, USA

 29 Phil Elverum

Phil Elverum
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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1978
Birthplace: Anacortes, Washington, United States

 30 Chino Moreno

Chino Moreno
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 20, 1973
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

 31 Ray LaMontagne

Ray LaMontagne
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 18, 1973
Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire, USA

 32 Mollie King

Mollie King
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Famous As: Singer from the girl group The Saturdays
Birthdate: June 4, 1987
Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, England, United Kingdom

 33 Scott Raynor

Scott Raynor
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 23, 1978
Birthplace: California, USA

 34 Peter Yarrow

Peter Yarrow
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary
Birthdate: May 31, 1938
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

 35 Kerry King

Kerry King
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Famous As: Guitarist, Composer, Musician
Birthdate: June 3, 1964
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 36 Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Guitarist
Birthdate: June 12, 1977
Birthplace: Shreveport

 37 T-Bone Walker

T-Bone Walker
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: May 28, 1910
Birthplace: Linden, Texas, United States
Died: March 16, 1975

 38 Devendra Banhart

Devendra Banhart
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 30, 1981
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

 39 Klaus Meine

Klaus Meine
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Famous As: Vocalist, songwriter and instrumentalist best known as the frontman of the rock band Scorpions
Birthdate: May 25, 1948
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany

Klaus Meine is a German singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He is best known as the lead singer of the heavy metal band Scorpions. He wrote or co-wrote most of the songs released by the band. During the peak of his career, he temporarily lost his voice due to a medical condition but was able to make a comeback. 

 40 Donnie Van Zant

Donnie Van Zant
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Famous As: Vocalist & Music Composer
Birthdate: June 11, 1952
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

 41 Tom T. Hall

Tom T. Hall
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 25, 1936
Birthplace: Olive Hill, Kentucky, USA

 42 Johnny Paycheck

Johnny Paycheck
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 31, 1938
Birthplace: Greenfield, Ohio
Died: February 19, 2003

 43 Clarence White

Clarence White
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: June 7, 1944
Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine, United States
Died: July 15, 1973

 44 Gary Lightbody

Gary Lightbody
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 14, 1976
Birthplace: Bangor, Northern Ireland, UK

 45 Lee Brice

Lee Brice
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 10, 1979
Birthplace: Sumter, South Carolina, U.S.

 46 Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: May 31, 1955
Birthplace: Muswellbrook, Australia

Tommy Emmanuel is an Australian guitarist. He started early, becoming a professional musician at the age of six! He initially played with his family band. After the death of his father, he became a part of country music star Buddy Williams’ band. As a young man, he played for many bands and also pursued a solo career. 

 47 Leland Sklar

Leland Sklar
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Film score composer
Birthdate: May 28, 1947
Birthplace: Milwaukee

 48 Nils Lofgren

Nils Lofgren
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 21, 1951
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nils Lofgren, the lead guitarist for Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band, had also been part of Crazy Horse, Neil Young's backing band. He had also formed his own band, Grin. While he mastered the accordion at 5 and learned the guitar and the piano by 15, he was also a talented gymnast.

 49 Ty Segall

Ty Segall
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 8, 1987
Birthplace: Laguna Beach, California, United States

 50 Juan Luis Guerra

Juan Luis Guerra
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 7, 1956
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic