Leo Guitarists

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 1 James Hetfield

James Hetfield.
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Famous As: Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Downey, California, United States

James Hetfield is an American songwriter and musician. He is credited with co-founding one of the most popular heavy metal bands of all time, Metallica. James Hetfield is often regarded as one of the greatest guitarists and vocalists ever. Since the 1980s, Hetfield has played a key role in the success of ESP Guitars, as one of its major endorsers.

 2 Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: August 9, 1995

Jerry Garcia had an illustrious 30-year career as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band the Grateful Dead. Rolling Stone ranked him 13th on their 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list. He was known for his improvisations, participated in many side projects, and released several solo albums.

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 3 Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Record producer, Film score composer
Birthdate: August 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow

Best known as the lead guitarist and singer of the popular rock band Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler is one of Britain’s most celebrated guitar icons. Known for hits such as Sultans of Swing, he and his band also released Brothers in Arms, one of the best-selling albums of all time.

 4 Dimebag Darrell

Dimebag Darrell.
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Famous As: Guitarist, Composer, Musician
Birthdate: August 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: December 8, 2004
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 5 Slash

Slash.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hampstead

Slash is an English-American songwriter, musician, and record producer. After achieving popularity as the lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses, Slash left the band to form Velvet Revolver, a hard rock supergroup. Widely regarded as one of the greatest guitar players in the history of rock, Slash is often named in lists, such as the Top Guitarists of All Time.

 6 The Edge

The Edge.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barking, London

David Howell Evans, better known as The Edge, is a musician and songwriter. He first gained fame as the keyboardist, lead guitarist, and backing vocalist of the rock band U2. He is known for his signature style of guitar playing. Besides music, he is an advocate for human rights and is involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors. 

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 7 Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Roger Taylor soared to fame as the drummer of the iconic rock band Queen. A Planet Rock poll named him the eighth-greatest classic rock drummer. Taylor also became known for his falsetto vocal range and co-wrote hits such as Innuendo and Under Pressure. He also appeared on Pop Quiz.
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 8 Chris Pérez

Chris Pérez.
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: August 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Guitarist Chris Pérez was married to Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla and performed as part of her band, Selena y Los Dinos. Following Selena’s murder by her own manager, Chris sank into depression. He later won a Grammy with the Chris Pérez Band and also wrote a book about Selena. 

 9 Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy.
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Birthdate: July 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lettsworth, Louisiana, United States

 10 Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves.
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Golden, Texas, United States
Country singer Kacey Musgraves has won six Grammys, including one for her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park. She had started as part of the children’s country duo Texas Two Bits and explored a solo career later. She has also appeared on the singing reality show Nashville Star.
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 11 Serj Tankian

Serj Tankian.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Serj Tankian is an Armenian-American record producer, singer, and songwriter. Tankian is credited with co-founding the popular band System of a Down. Renowned for his wide vocal range and unusual delivery, Serj Tankian is widely considered one of the best heavy metal vocalists of all time. Also a political activist, Tankian co-founded Axis of Justice, a non-profit organization.

 12 David Crosby

David Crosby
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Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: August 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 13 Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer.
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: August 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Died: December 22, 2002
Joe Strummer is remembered for his memorable performances with the punk rock band The Clash, with whom he delivered hits such as London Calling and Train in Vain. He was known for his rebellious and politically charged lyrics. He also experimented with acting and hosted on a BBC radio show.

 14 John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker
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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer
Birthdate: August 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Coahoma County
Died: June 21, 2001

 15 Patti Scialfa

Patti Scialfa.
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: July 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Deal, New Jersey, United States

Patti Scialfa is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. The wife of popular musician Bruce Springsteen, Scialfa has been an important member of Springsteen's primary backing band, E Street Band, since 1984. As a member of the band, Patti Scialfa became an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

 16 Pat Smear

Pat Smear
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Los Angeles, California, USA
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 17 Dan Fogelberg

Dan Fogelberg
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died: December 16, 2007

 18 Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim
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Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: July 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England
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 19 Marques Houston

Marques Houston
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 20 Dhani Harrison

Dhani Harrison
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Composer, Pianist, Model
Birthdate: August 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Windsor
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 21 Johnny McDaid

Johnny McDaid.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Londonderry
Indie rock/pop singer, songwriter, and producer John McDaid has been part of bands such as Snow Patrol and Vega4. He is also known for his collaborations with popular artists, mostly with Ed Sheeran. He co-wrote Sheeran’s chartbusting track Shape of You and co-produced his platinum album X.

 22 Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes.
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Famous As: Singer & Songwriter
Birthdate: August 8, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Canadian pop singer Shawn Mendes is known for catchy and soulful folk-pop songs. Stitches, Treat You Better, There's Nothing Holding Me Back, In My Blood, If I Can't Have You and Senorita are some of his popular and chartbuster songs. He was named by the Time Magazine in 2018 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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 23 Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson
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Famous As: Composer, Singer, Guitarist, Flautist, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dunfermline

 24 Buck Owens

Buck Owens
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sherman, Texas, United States
Died: March 25, 2006
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 25 Ruston Kelly

Ruston Kelly.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Georgetown, South Carolina

 26 Ben Gibbard

Ben Gibbard
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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer, Guitarist
Birthdate: August 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bremerton

 27 Mike Bloomfield

Mike Bloomfield
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Famous As: singer, musician, guitarist, pianist
Birthdate: July 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: February 15, 1981

 28 Taylor Goldsmith

Taylor Goldsmith.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Folk rock singer Taylor Goldsmith is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the band Dawes. He has previously been part of the band Simon Dawes. He is married to singer Mandy Moore and has written quite a few songs for her album Silver Landings.
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 29 Michael Penn

Michael Penn
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 30 Adam Duritz

Adam Duritz.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 31 Danger Mouse

Danger Mouse.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States

 32 Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida, United States

 33 Eric Carmen

Eric Carmen
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 34 Larry Graham

Larry Graham
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas, USA

 35 Martin Gore

Martin Gore
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Composer, Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: July 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London

 36 Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny.
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: August 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lee's Summit

 37 Alissa White-Gluz

Alissa White-Gluz
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Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: July 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The frontwoman of the Swedish death metal band Arch Enemy, Alissa White-Gluz is also known as the co-founder of the metalcore band the Agonist. She was once known for performing in over 250 shows a year across the globe. A true-blue vegan, she has won the Libby Award from PETA.

 38 Allan Holdsworth

Allan Holdsworth
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK
Died: April 15, 2017

 39 Vinnie Vincent

Vinnie Vincent
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: August 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

Vinnie Vincent is a songwriter cum guitarist. He gained international fame as a member of the band Kiss in the 1980s. He has performed with various other bands as well and founded his own glam metal band, Vinnie Vincent Invasion. He has traveled the world, performing in different countries with multiple artists. 

 40 Juanes

Juanes
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina del Príncipe, Colombia

 41 Rick Derringer

Rick Derringer
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Famous As: Singer, Artist, Composer, Guitarist
Birthdate: August 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Recovery

 42 Danielle Bradbery

Danielle Bradbery
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: League City, Texas, United States

 43 Steve Morse

Steve Morse
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: July 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamilton

 44 Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Texas, United States

 45 Jackie DeShannon

Jackie DeShannon
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hazel, Kentucky, United States

 46 Tommy Bolin

Tommy Bolin
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Famous As: Guitarist, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist
Birthdate: August 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sioux City
Died: December 4, 1976

 47 Jon Lajoie

Jon Lajoie
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Famous As: Actor, Guitarist, Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer, Music video director, Film actor
Birthdate: August 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal

 48 Nadia Bjorlin

Nadia Bjorlin
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, USA

 49 José González

José González
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Angered, Gothenburg, Sweden

 50 Dave Baksh

Dave Baksh
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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: July 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto