Pisces Guitarists

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Lou Reed
(Lead Guitarist, Vocalist & Principal Songwriter of the Rock Band “The Velvet Underground”)

Lou Reed
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Birthdate: March 2, 1942
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: October 27, 2013
Lou Reed redefined the glam rock genre with his album Transformer. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee initially wrote sings for Pickwick Records and performed with the Velvet Underground. He then released 20 solo albums. His parents had made him go through electro-shock therapy to “cure” his bisexuality.

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David Gilmour
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Record producer)

David Gilmour
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Birthdate: March 6, 1946
Birthplace: Cambridge ,England

Pink Floyd guitarist/singer David Gilmour helped the band become one of the best-selling acts ever. One of Rolling Stone magazine’s greatest guitarists of all time, he has also been an advocate of animal rights and other causes. He once auctioned off 120 guitars, including his iconic Black Strat, for charity.

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Tony Iommi
(Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Songwriter)

Tony Iommi
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Birthdate: February 19, 1948
Birthplace: Birmingham

Black Sabbath lead guitarist Tony Iommi was named one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Known for his signature black leather jacket and silver cross neckpiece, he is fond of playing dark guitar tones. While he successfully beat lymphoma, the cancer was in remission later.

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Rory Gallagher
(57th Greatest Guitarist of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine)

Rory Gallagher
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Birthdate: March 2, 1948
Birthplace: Ballyshannon, Ireland
Died: June 14, 1995

Known for his powerful blues rock performances, Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher was part of the band Taste. Though The Rolling Stones offered him an opportunity to replace guitarist Mick Taylor, he rejected it. A heavy drinker, he died of complications after a liver transplant surgery at age 47.

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 5 
Kurt Cobain
(Guitarist, Lead Vocalist and Primary Songwriter of the Rock Band 'Nirvana')

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Birthdate: February 20, 1967
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States
Died: April 5, 1994

Gaining fame as a member of the rock band Nirvana, singer-songwriter and musician Kurt Cobain was often heralded as a spokesman of Generation X. He is considered to be one of the most influential musicians in the history of alternative rock. He enjoyed tremendous professional success, but his personal life was troubled. He died of suicide at just 27.

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George Harrison
(Achieved Fame As the Lead Guitarist of the Beatles)

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Birthdate: February 25, 1943
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: November 29, 2001

Gaining fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band, the Beatles, English musician, George Harrison, helped broaden the scope of popular music in the Western world. He was also successful as a solo performer and released many best-selling albums. He was named in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

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James Taylor
(Singer-Songwriter & Musician - One of the Best-Selling Artists of All Time)

James Taylor
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Birthdate: March 12, 1948
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Five-time Grammy Award-winning folk singer James Taylor is best known for his hits You've Got a Friend and Fire and Rain. One of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, he has sold over 100 million records worldwide and has also won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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 8 
Brian Jones
(English Multi-Instrumentalist, Singer and Founder of the Rock Band 'The Rolling Stones')

Brian Jones
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Birthdate: February 28, 1942
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Died: July 3, 1969

Brian Jones was an English musician credited with founding the world-renowned rock band, The Rolling Stones. He was also considered the original leader of the band before his fellow band members, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, took over the musical direction of the band. Jones became the first member of the infamous 27 Club, when he died at age 27.

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Johnny Winter
(Guitarist who was ranked 63rd in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time")

Johnny Winter
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Birthdate: February 23, 1944
Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas, United States
Died: July 16, 2014

 10 
Hozier
(Irish Singer-Songwriter)

Hozier
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Birthdate: March 17, 1990
Birthplace: Bray, Ireland
Irish blues/rock singer Hozier is best known for his track Take Me to Church, which became a Billboard Hot 100-charter and rocked the charts of several other countries apart from Ireland, such as Belgium and Canada. His songs exhibit religious imagery. He was previously part of the choral group Anúna.

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John Frusciante
(Lead guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers who helped write such songs as "Scar Tissue" and "Give it Away)

John Frusciante
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Birthdate: March 5, 1970
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

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Rick Rubin
(Record Producer)

Rick Rubin
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Birthdate: March 10, 1963
Birthplace: Lido Beach

A record producer, Rick Rubin is the former co-president of Columbia Records and a co-founder of Def Jam Recordings. By promoting the musical groups  Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, and Public Enemy, he helped popularize hip hop music. He has been named on Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World.

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Trace Cyrus
(Musician)

Trace Cyrus
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Birthdate: February 24, 1989
Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky, United States

The son of Billy Ray Cyrus and the oldest of the famous Cyrus siblings, Trace Cyrus is an American musician. In 2010, he formed a band named Ashland HIGH, which has released a couple of albums. Trace Cyrus is known for his eccentric style and multiple tattoos that cover his entire upper body.

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Nancy Wilson
(Guitarist and Backing Vocalist in the Rock Band 'Heart')

Nancy Wilson
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Birthdate: March 16, 1954
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

Nancy Wilson is a celebrated musician, singer, songwriter and composer.  A guitar virtuoso from the age of ten, she joined the rock band Heart in early 1970s, releasing numerous albums with them. She released her first solo studio album in 2021.

 15 
Charley Pride
(Country Singer and One of Three African-American Members of the 'Grand Ole Opr')

Charley Pride
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Birthdate: March 18, 1934
Birthplace: Sledge, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 12, 2020
Charley Pride was an American professional baseball player, guitarist, and singer. During the 1970s, Pride became the best-selling singer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. In his illustrious career, Pride won many awards including three American Music Awards and four Grammy Awards. In 2000, Pride was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Ry Cooder
(Musician)

Ry Cooder
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Birthdate: March 15, 1947
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Bradley Nowell
(Lead Singer and Guitarist Of the Ska Punk Band 'Sublime')

Bradley Nowell
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Birthdate: February 22, 1968
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: May 25, 1996
Bradley Nowell is best remembered as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the punk band Sublime. His dalmatian, Lou Dog, was the band’s mascot and often appeared on stage with the band. Nowell died of a heroin overdose, at 28, at a hotel in San Francisco, while touring with Sublime. 

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Jerry Reed
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)

Jerry Reed
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Birthdate: March 20, 1937
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: September 1, 2008

Jerry Reed was an American guitarist, country music singer, songwriter, composer, and actor. He won three Grammy Awards and two Country Music Association awards during his illustrious career. In 2017, he was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Jerry Reed was also inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

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 19 
Teena Marie
(Singer-songwriter, Record producer)

Teena Marie
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Birthdate: March 5, 1956
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: December 26, 2010

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Christy Carlson Romano
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Birthdate: March 20, 1984
Birthplace: Milford, Connecticut, USA

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Tobias Forge
(Musician)

Tobias Forge
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Birthdate: March 3, 1981
Birthplace: Linköping, Sweden

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Benji Madden
(Guitarist)

Benji Madden
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Birthdate: March 11, 1979
Birthplace: La Plata, Maryland, United States

Along with his identical twin brother, Joel Madden, Benji Madden has been one of the greatest musical duos as far as twin siblings are concerned. A huge fan of tattoos, Benji Madden has several tattoos, including one of Benjamin Franklin, which is so big that it covers his entire back!

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Jerry Cantrell
(Known as the founder, lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist, and main songwriter of rock band Alice in Chains)

Jerry Cantrell
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Birthdate: March 18, 1966
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States

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Jung Joon-young
(Singer-songwriter)

Jung Joon-young
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Birthdate: February 21, 1989
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Jung Joon-young is a former singer-songwriter, actor, and television personality. He became one of the most popular South Korean entertainers before being caught up in the Jung Joon-young KakaoTalk chatrooms scandal, which was part of the Burning Sun scandal. The sex scandal forced him to retire and he was sentenced to six years in prison in 2019.

 25 
Mark McGrath
(Musician)

Mark McGrath
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Birthdate: March 15, 1968
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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Bobby Womack
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician, and Record Producer)

Bobby Womack
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Birthdate: March 4, 1944
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: June 27, 2014

Bobby Womack began his career with his family band The Valentinos, after gaining a record deal with The Soul Stirrers singer Sam Cooke. He later began a solo career and became famous for tracks such as Lookin’ for a Love. He also contributed to the soundtrack of Across 110th Street.

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Edie Brickell
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Birthdate: March 10, 1966
Birthplace: Oak Cliff, Texas, USA

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Walter Becker
(Guitarist, Record producer)

Walter Becker
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Birthdate: February 20, 1950
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
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George Thorogood
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Birthdate: February 24, 1950
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, USA

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe
(Gospel Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Known for Using Heavy Distortion on Her Electric Guitar)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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Birthdate: March 20, 1915
Birthplace: Cotton Plant, Arkansas, United States
Died: October 9, 1973

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was an American recording artist, guitarist, and singer-songwriter. Characterized by a mixture of electric guitar and spiritual lyrics, Tharpe's music played an influential role in the development of rock and roll. Her music influenced several rock-and-roll musicians like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Chuck Berry. She is often referred to as the Godmother of rock and roll.

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Taylor Hanson
(Musician)

Taylor Hanson
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Birthdate: March 14, 1983
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Shannon Leto
(Musician)

Shannon Leto
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Birthdate: March 9, 1970
Birthplace: Bossier City, Louisiana, USA

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Neal Schon
(Rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist, best known for his work with the bands Journey and Bad English)

Neal Schon
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Birthdate: February 27, 1954
Birthplace: Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, United States

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Corinne Bailey Rae
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her 2006 Single ‘Put Your Records On')

Corinne Bailey Rae
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Birthdate: February 26, 1979
Birthplace: Leeds, England

 35 
Jonathan Cain
(Musician Best Known as the Keyboardist and Rhythm Guitarist for the Rock Band ‘Journey')

Jonathan Cain
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Birthdate: February 26, 1950
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Jonathan Cain is a singer-songwriter and musician. He is a keyboardist for the rock band Journey. Interested in music from a young age, he attended the Chicago Conservatory of Music. He began his professional music career in the mid-1970s and played with numerous bands before joining Journey. He is also a solo artist and owns a recording studio. 

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LP
(Singer-songwriter)

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Birthdate: March 18, 1981
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

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Chris Squire
(Bassist, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Film score composer)

Chris Squire
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Birthdate: March 4, 1948
Birthplace: London
Died: June 28, 2015

 38 
Robin Trower
(Guitarist)

Robin Trower
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Birthdate: March 9, 1945
Birthplace: Catford

 39 
Aja Volkman
(Singer)

Aja Volkman
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Birthdate: March 4, 1987
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, USA

 40 
John Sebastian
(Founder of the Rock Band 'The Lovin' Spoonful')

John Sebastian
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Birthdate: March 17, 1944
Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York, United States

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Genesis P-Orridge
(Singer-songwriter)

Genesis P-Orridge
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Birthdate: February 22, 1950
Birthplace: Manchester, England

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Chris Thile
(Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist)

Chris Thile
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Birthdate: February 20, 1981
Birthplace: Oceanside

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Guy Garvey
(Composer, Radio personality, Singer, Disc jockey, Musician, Guitarist)

Guy Garvey
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Birthdate: March 6, 1974
Birthplace: Bury

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Paul Kantner
(Rock musician)

Paul Kantner
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Birthdate: March 17, 1941
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Died: January 28, 2016

 45 
Jake Bugg
(Musician)

Jake Bugg
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Birthdate: February 28, 1994
Birthplace: Clifton, Nottingham, England

Jake Bugg is an English singer, musician, and songwriter. His self-titled debut studio album peaked at number one on the Official Albums Chart in the UK and was certified double platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Jake Bugg has also won many prestigious awards like the Silver Clef Award, NME Award, Japan Gold Disc Award, and Q Award.  

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Chad Gilbert
(Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter)

Chad Gilbert
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Birthdate: March 9, 1981
Birthplace: Coral Springs

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Justin Hawkins
(Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist)

Justin Hawkins
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Birthdate: March 17, 1975
Birthplace: Chertsey

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Melissa Auf der Maur
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Birthdate: March 17, 1972
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Chad Hugo
(Multi-Instrumentalist)

Chad Hugo
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Birthdate: February 24, 1974
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, USA

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Jerry Jeff Walker
(Singer-Songwriter)

Jerry Jeff Walker
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Birthdate: March 16, 1942
Birthplace: Oneonta, New York, United States