Gemini Guitarists

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 1 
Steve Vai
(Guitarist, Composer and Songwriter Best Known for His Albums 'Flex-Able' and 'Passion and Warfare')
Steve Vai
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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
(American Guitarist Best Known for His Tenure with the Rock Band 'Rage Against the Machine')
Tom Morello
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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.

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Curtis Mayfield
(Singer, Guitarist)
Curtis Mayfield
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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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Mick Ronson
(Guitarist)
Mick Ronson
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Birthdate: May 26, 1946
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
Died: April 29, 1993
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 5 
Les Paul
(Jazz Guitarist and One of the Pioneers of the Solid-Body Electric Guitar)
Les Paul
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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.

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Waylon Jennings
(Country Singer Known for First no.1 Single 'Dreaming My Dreams')
Waylon Jennings
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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. 
 7 
Chet Atkins
(Guitarist, Jazz musician, Record producer, Jazz guitarist, Classical guitarist, Songwriter)
Chet Atkins
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Birthdate: June 20, 1924
Birthplace: Luttrell
Died: June 30, 2001
 8 
George Ezra
(Best Known for His Hit Single 'Budapest' & Debut Studio Album 'Wanted on Voyage')
George Ezra
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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.

 9 
Ronnie Wood
(Best Known as a Member of the Rock Band 'Rolling Stones')
Ronnie Wood
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Birthdate: June 1, 1947
Birthplace: Hillingdon, England, United Kingdom

Ronnie Wood is a musician and songwriter. Over the years, Wood has been an important member of popular rock bands like the Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck Group, and Faces. He is one of the few musicians to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A cancer survivor, Wood serves as an inspiration to those fighting cancer.

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Hank Williams Jr.
(Country Music Singer, Musician and Son of Legendary Singer Hank Williams)
Hank Williams Jr.
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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.  

 11 
Derek Trucks
(Bandleader, composer, guitarist, conductor)
Derek Trucks
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Birthdate: June 8, 1979
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
 12 
John Fogerty
(Singer, Musician)
John Fogerty
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Birthdate: May 28, 1945
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
 13 
Paul Weller
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician)
Paul Weller
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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.

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Boz Scaggs
(Singer)
Boz Scaggs
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Birthdate: June 8, 1944
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, USA
 15 
Melissa Etheridge
(Singer-songwriter)
Melissa Etheridge
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Birthdate: May 29, 1961
Birthplace: Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
 16 
Nick Drake
(Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer)
Nick Drake
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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.

 17 
Suzi Quatro
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Suzi Quatro
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Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
 18 
Tommy DeVito
(Founding member, vocalist, and lead guitarist of rock band the Four Seasons)
Tommy DeVito
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Birthdate: June 19, 1928
Birthplace: Belleville, New Jersey, United States
Died: September 21, 2020
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Rivers Cuomo
(Musician, Singer)
Rivers Cuomo
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Birthdate: June 13, 1970
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
 20 
Ray Davies
(Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)
Ray Davies
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Birthdate: June 21, 1944
Birthplace: London, England
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 21 
Mark Ballas
(Singer, Dancer, Choreographer, Stage actor, Guitarist)
Mark Ballas
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Birthdate: May 24, 1986
Birthplace: Houston
 22 
Howlin' Wolf
(Singer)
Howlin' Wolf
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Birthdate: June 10, 1910
Birthplace: Whites, Mississippi, United States
Died: January 10, 1976
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Adam Gontier
(Singer)
Adam Gontier
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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
(Singer-songwriter)
Colbie Caillat
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Birthdate: May 28, 1985
Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States
 25 
Neil Finn
(Co-Founder of the Rock Band 'Split Enz' and Member of the Bands: 'Crowded House' & 'Fleetwood Mac')
Neil Finn
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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.

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Kim Deal
(Singer)
Kim Deal
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Birthdate: June 10, 1961
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA
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Chino Moreno
(Musician)
Chino Moreno
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Birthdate: June 20, 1973
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA
 28 
Brian Welch
(Musician)
Brian Welch
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Birthdate: June 19, 1970
Birthplace: Harbor City, Los Angeles Harbor City, Los Angeles, California
 29 
Phil Elverum
(Songwriter)
Phil Elverum
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Birthdate: May 26, 1978
Birthplace: Anacortes, Washington, United States
 30 
Ray LaMontagne
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Birthdate: June 18, 1973
Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
 31 
Eric Stefani
(Musician)
Eric Stefani
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Birthdate: June 17, 1967
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, USA
 32 
Mollie King
(Singer from the girl group The Saturdays)
Mollie King
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Birthdate: June 4, 1987
Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, England, United Kingdom
 33 
Peter Yarrow
(Singer-songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary)
Peter Yarrow
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Birthdate: May 31, 1938
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
 34 
Scott Raynor
(Musician)
Scott Raynor
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Birthdate: May 23, 1978
Birthplace: California, USA
 35 
T-Bone Walker
(Guitarist)
T-Bone Walker
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Birthdate: May 28, 1910
Birthplace: Linden, Texas, United States
Died: March 16, 1975
 36 
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
(Singer, Composer, Guitarist)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
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Birthdate: June 12, 1977
Birthplace: Shreveport
 37 
Kerry King
(Guitarist, Composer, Musician)
Kerry King
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Birthdate: June 3, 1964
Birthplace: Los Angeles
 38 
Donnie Van Zant
(Vocalist & Music Composer)
Donnie Van Zant
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Birthdate: June 11, 1952
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
 39 
Tom T. Hall
(Singer)
Tom T. Hall
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Birthdate: May 25, 1936
Birthplace: Olive Hill, Kentucky, USA
 40 
Johnny Paycheck
(Singer-songwriter)
Johnny Paycheck
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Birthdate: May 31, 1938
Birthplace: Greenfield, Ohio
Died: February 19, 2003
 41 
Clarence White
(Guitarist)
Clarence White
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Birthdate: June 7, 1944
Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine, United States
Died: July 15, 1973
 42 
Tommy Emmanuel
(Guitarist)
Tommy Emmanuel
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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. 

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Lee Brice
(Singer-songwriter)
Lee Brice
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Birthdate: June 10, 1979
Birthplace: Sumter, South Carolina, U.S.
 44 
Leland Sklar
(Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Film score composer)
Leland Sklar
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Birthdate: May 28, 1947
Birthplace: Milwaukee
 45 
Nils Lofgren
(Rock Musician and a Member of Bruce Springsteen's 'E Street Band' and Rock Band 'Crazy Horse')
Nils Lofgren
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Birthdate: June 21, 1951
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

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.

 46 
Ty Segall
(Singer-songwriter)
Ty Segall
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Birthdate: June 8, 1987
Birthplace: Laguna Beach, California, United States
 47 
Ronnie Dunn
(Singer-songwriter)
Ronnie Dunn
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Birthdate: June 1, 1953
Birthplace: Coleman, Texas, U.S.
 48 
Juan Luis Guerra
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Birthdate: June 7, 1956
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
 49 
John Wetton
(Singer)
John Wetton
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Birthdate: June 12, 1949
Birthplace: Derby, Derbyshire, England
Died: January 13, 2017
 50 
João Gilberto
(Singer, Guitarist, Composer, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist)
João Gilberto
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Birthdate: June 10, 1931
Birthplace: Juazeiro

João Gilberto was a Brazilian guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is best remembered as a pioneer of bossa nova and is sometimes referred to as the father of bossa nova. In 1965, his collaborative album Getz/Gilberto received three Grammy Awards including Album of the Year. In 2001, he was made an inductee of the International Latin Music Hall of Fame.